Child Support


How much

Child support is determined by the Federal Child Support Guidelines which were made under the Divorce Act. The objectives of these Guidelines are to establish fair standards of support, to reduce conflict and tension between spouses and encourage settlement between them.


Source: Divorce Act, Federal Child Support Guidelines

An On-line calculator for child support is located at The Department of Justice website:   



How Long 

Child support must be paid?   As long as the child under 18 remains dependent or is over 18 and is still in school full-time (This usually continues until the child turns 22 years old or gets one post-secondary degree or diploma).


Child support will continue to be paid even if the receiving parent co-habitates with a new partner or gets married.


Source:  CLEO


How To Enforce 

Separation and divorce are major life changes. Your role as spouse or partner will end, but your role as a parent continues.


The Family Responsibility Office (FRO) helps more than 380,000 people every year by collecting and distributing support payments. We're here to help you and your family, too.


Source:  FRO

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