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Legal Representation for Child Support Matters in Ontario

Navigating child support matters requires compassionate support and expert legal guidance. At INB Family Law LLP, we understand the importance of ensuring that children receive the financial support they need. Our experienced child support lawyers provide personalized representation to ensure fair and appropriate support arrangements.

Understanding Child Support

Child support serves as a crucial means of financial assistance from one parent to the other, intended to support the upbringing and well-being of their child. In Ontario, child support operates under the principle that both parents have a legal obligation to financially support their children, regardless of whether the parents are in a relationship. In this context, the person who pays child support is known as the "payor," while the person who receives it is referred to as the "payee." The laws governing child support in Ontario prioritize the well-being and rights of the child, so it is crucial for both parents to fulfill their obligations in accordance with the law.

How long are you required to pay child support?

Many individuals believe that child support automatically ceases when a child reaches the age of 18. This is not always the case as children may be deemed “dependent” even after turning 18 in specific circumstances. For instance, if the child is enrolled in a full-time program of post-secondary studies or faces challenges that prevent them from withdrawing from parental care, child support may still be required.

Determining whether a child remains eligible for support beyond the age of 18 can be a complex matter, as it heavily depends on the unique circumstances of each case. If you are uncertain whether your child is still eligible for support, it is advisable to seek legal advice.

Calculation of Child Support

Child support payments are calculated based on guidelines established by provincial law. The guidelines take into account factors such as each parent's income, the number of children, and the custody arrangement. Our lawyers help you understand how child support is calculated and advocate for fair outcomes that prioritize the best interests of the children.

Modification of Child Support Orders

Child support orders may need modification due to changes in circumstances, such as changes in income or custody arrangements. Our lawyers assist in filing for modifications and advocate for adjustments that reflect the current needs of the children. We ensure that child support orders are fair and equitable for all parties involved.

Enforcement of Child Support Orders

Enforcing child support orders is essential to ensure that children receive the financial support they are entitled to. Our lawyers help you navigate the enforcement process, whether through negotiation, mediation, or court proceedings. We work tirelessly to ensure that non-compliant parents fulfill their support obligations.

Custody and Child Support

Child custody and child support are closely intertwined, as child support obligations are often based on custody arrangements. Our lawyers provide guidance on how custody arrangements impact child support calculations and ensure that support arrangements align with the best interests of the children.

Why Choose INB Family Law for Child Support

Choosing the right legal representation is crucial in child support matters. At INB Family Law LLP, we offer compassionate support and expert guidance to navigate the complexities of child support cases. With our dedicated lawyers by your side, you can trust that your children's financial needs will be prioritized, ensuring their well-being and security.


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