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Child support and the child’s residency generally go together, in that the parent with whom the child lives usually receives financial support from the other parent.
Child support is the right of the child. You cannot opt out of it in a separation or cohabitation agreement, the way you may be able to opt out of spousal support.
In many cases, you can determine the basic amount of child support by entering the noncustodial parent’s income and the number of children into an online calculator. The online calculator uses Canada’s Federal Child Support Guidelines to calculate the amount of monthly support due.
Sometimes, however, the determination is not quite as simple.
Our child support lawyers will work with you to determine a fair amount that takes into account factors such as:
Child support will need to be adjusted as your children grow, your incomes change, and custody and residency arrangements are modified.
If support has been too high or too low in the past, we can help you determine how to make retroactive adjustments and deal with arrears.
To learn more about your rights as a payor or recipient of child support in Calgary and surrounding parts of Alberta, call us at 587-393-7850, or contact each lawyer individually. You can also fill out our online form.
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