Getting a divorce often involves children. It can be so difficult to ensure that they are not included in the back-biting. You ask yourself, “What is the best for my kids?” The answer is elusive because it may be shadowed by your relationship with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. That being said, the person who has full custody of the children often ends up residing in the family home and receives child support payments from the other parent.
Child support is considered a right of the child, not of the custodial parent. Not to say that he or she may not have a benefit from this income, but it is for the raising of a child. While you can sometimes get around paying spousal support, you may not be able to get out of paying child support.
The lawyers at Calgary Family Law Associates have experience in dealing with child support. They can be an invaluable resource when it comes to protecting your and your children’s rights.
They will tell you the truth. That truth is that a lot of the time, you can determine the basic amount of support by putting the noncustodial parent’s income and the number of kid in an online calculator. This calculator uses Canada’s Federal Child Support Guidelines to see what the basic amount will be. As with all laws, there are exceptions. Do you share parenting with your ex? I f so, it could affect the amount of child support.
If you are self-employed or have unusual income, this can alter the basic amount that you will pay. If there is extraordinary expenses, such as schooling or special coaching needed, our lawyers can help you determine how this will be handled.
There are so many ins and outs to the law. After you have done your research, we may be able to provide you with a more comprehensive picture of your divorce.