Child Support

Generally, a parent who has custody of a child is entitled to receive child support from the non-custodial parent. The government sets out the amount of child support to be paid based on the paying parent’s income and the number of children that are being supported. Many factors can, however, affect this amount, including financial hardship, shared residence of the child, split residence of more than one child, special expenses for the children, or other special circumstances. It is important that the payor’s income be fully assessed so that the correct amount is paid.