Child Support Lawyer Services Calgary

Your Divorce and Your Children

When a couple with a child or children separate, the law provides that there must be a provision for child support. The law considers child support the right of a child, and therefore your divorce documents must reference details regarding the payment. The Federal Child Support Guidelines set out details regarding the payment of child support.

We Follow Child Support Guidelines In Calgary

The Federal Child Support Guidelines apply a different formula if one parent has primary care of a child as compared to if both parents are in a shared parenting arrangement. Determining a parent’s income for child support is fairly straightforward if a parent is employed. However, it is more complicated if a parent owns a business, or has several business interests. The Federal Child Support Guidelines have some legitimate business tax deductions are added back in for the purpose of calculating Child Support income. Determining income may also be more complicated if a parent’s compensation includes variable income, for example, if a parent receives a base salary and bonus compensation through corporate stock options that may be part of the parent’s compensation package.

At McNeill Family Law in Calgary, our experienced family law lawyers can help you navigate the child support guidelines and ensure that a fair and appropriate amount of child support is determined. We have the skills and experience to provide you with guidance regarding how child support needs to be determined, worded and structured in your separation agreement or your divorce judgment. We understand that child support is crucial for the well-being and financial security of children, and we work tirelessly to protect the rights and best interests of our clients and their children.

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