The Federal Child Support Guidelines (pursuant to the Divorce Act, Canada) set out tables for each province and territory. These tables show monthly amounts to be paid for a child’s basic and everyday needs, including things like food and clothes and often (though not always) things like school supplies. When parents live in different provinces, the table to be used is the one for the province where the paying parent lives, not where the child lives. In calculating the appropriate amount of child support, the paying parent’s gross yearly income is used, though there may be some allowable deductions from that gross income in order to create the paying parent’s guideline income. For more information, go to www.justice.gc.ca/eng/fl-df/child-enfant/ft-tf.html or consult with a family lawyer.
I would like more info on child support if I was to move province. Iam the mom who receives child support currently
Good morning, Rayna,
Thank-you for your comment. Child support for married parents is governed by the Federal Child Support Guidelines, which are passed under the Divorce Act. There are tables for each province and the applicable table is the table for the province in which the paying parent ordinarily lives. So, if you and the paying parent currently live in the same province and you and the kids move to another province, the applicable table and the child support will stay the same. If you and the other parent were unmarried, then support is determined according to the provincial act, not the Divorce Act – in that case, I recommend you getting advice from a lawyer in the province to which you move, so you can be sure whether or not anything changes. If you would like to discuss further, please contact our office for a consult appointment and I would be happy to help.
If a female is having a child with a male and the male wants nothing to do with the child, but she lives in a different province, what is the male allowed to do to protect himself from the female coming after him for child support or any obligations regarding the child? As he lives in Ontario