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LEGL 280 Lecture 5: Mod 5 Child Support
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Spring 2018

Department
Legal Studies
Course Code
LEGL-280
Professor
Jacqueline Devlin
Lecture
5

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Mod.5 Child Support
Divorce Act
Support owed for "child of the marriage"
Defined as:
1. Child of both spouses (includes adopted children)
2. Child of one of the spouses towards whom the other acts as a
parent
3. Under 18 OR
4. Over 18 and remains financially dependent because of illness,
disability or other reasons:
Attending post secondary education, age, academic standing, ability to
profit from education, ability to obtain employment, capacity of
parents to bear costs.
Divorce Act does not set out when child support should end
Doesn't always end at 18, or continue after 18
It can continue through university or emotional problems - court may
order child support until child is 18 or self supporting, whichever is
later.
Calculation of child support is determined by the Federal Child
Support Guidelines
Main factors used in determining amount are:
Level of income of payer
Number of children
Type of custody
Province of payer
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Mod.5 Child Support Divorce Act Support owed for child of the marriage Defined as: 1. Child of both spouses (includes adopted children) 2. Child of one of the spouses towards whom the other acts as a parent 3. Under 18 OR 4. Over 18 and remains financially dependent because of illness, disability or other reasons: Attending post secondary education, age, academic standing, ability to profit from education, ability to obtain employment, capacity of parents to bear costs. Divorce Act does not set out when child support should end Doesnt always end at 18, or continue after 18 It can continue through university or emotional problems court may order child support until child is 18 or self supporting, whichever is later. Calculation of child support is determined by the Federal Child Support Guidelines Main factors used in determining amount are: Level of income of payer Number of children Type of custody Province of payer
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