When you get a divorce that involves children, you want to make sure that they are excluded from any negativity that can be a substantial part of your separation. They deserve the best, which is what you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse need to focus on at a time like this. Child support and where the child will live need to be an important part of this divorce. They go together and it goes without saying that the parent that the child lives with will receive child support from the non-custodial parent.
It is the right of the child to be supported. You can't opt out of child support as you can in spousal support. The child's needs come first so you can expect that the judge will look carefully at your situation. The lawyers at the Calgary Family Law Associates know that you want the best for your child and will do everything in their power to ensure that not only is your child taken care of, but so are you. We want what is best for you and your child.
If you share parenting with your ex-spouse, and your children divide their time between the two of you, each parent must support these children and the amount of income that you make will be calculated to see who pays more.
Sometimes, the income you earn is through commission, bonuses or have a seasonal variation. This may affect the way that income is calculated so be sure that we know this when you tell us the story of your income. We can ensure that the court of Alberta knows that you want to take care of your child fairly and honestly, but not to the detriment of your entire lifestyle.
Calling us in early can make a difference in your ability to properly and legally provide for your children.