After separation both parents are responsible for supporting their children financially. Child support is calculated pursuant to the federal Child Support Guidelines. As per these Guidelines, child support is based on the paying parent’s annual income and the number of children the support is to be paid for.
On top of the basic child support, parents are also responsible for covering a proportionate share of special and extraordinary expenses which may be:
- medical and dental insurance premiums attributable to the child
- health related expenses that exceed insurance reimbursement by at least $100 annually, including orthodontics treatment, professional counselling, physiotherapy, hearing aids, glasses, contact lenses
- extraordinary expenses for primary or secondary school education
- expenses for post-secondary education
- extraordinary expenses for extracurricular activities
When a relationship breaks down, it can be an extremely difficult time both emotionally and financially. There are a number of issues that must be dealt with before a couple may separate and be legally divorced. Depending on your unique circumstances, we can help you apply for an uncontested or Desk Order BC Divorce. However, if you and spouse are unable to agree to the terms of your divorce, we can help with the court litigation process to resolve your family law issues.
Optimize your separation and divorce outcomes both financially and emotionally by engaging Invicta Law Corporation early on in the commencement or ending of your spousal relationship. We provide services in Family Law, including: Cohabitation, marriage (prenuptial), and property agreements.Separation and divorceChild custody, guardianship, and parenting arrangements.Child support and spousal support.Property division and debt resolution.Negotiation, mediation, arbitration and other innovative conflict resolution processes.
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