Child support is a key element of any divorce in which the spouses have children. To you, and to the court, the well being of your child is the primary concern. In determining the best interest of a child, the Court may consider income, the needs of the child with regard to finances, the parental relationships with the child, stability and child care, including time available to each parent.
The amounts paid in child support is informed by the Child Support Standards Act. The rates are released on April 1st of each year. Amounts paid toward child support are determined by each parental share of their combined incomes.
As with custody, changing circumstances can result in changing obligations on petition to the court. If you are going through, or are considering, a divorce which involves children, schedule an initial consult today, or call us today to speak to an attorney.