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Do Children Have a Direct Right of Support?

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Readers of this blog will be familiar with one of the basic principles of Ontario Family Law which dictates that every child is legally entitled to financial support from their parents.   Practically speaking, […]

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Does RRSP Income Count Towards Child Support?

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We have written before that the concept of “income” for the purposes of determining a parent’s obligation to pay child support is similar – but not identical – to what counts as “income” by […]

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Do Kids’ Opinions Count, in Family Law?

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It’s an often-heard comment:  It’s the kids who suffer most when their parents separate and divorce.  Although this is undoubtedly true in many cases, in Ontario there is a concerted effort to at […]

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How Do Child Tax Benefits Get Split?

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The Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) is a tax-free monthly payment for children under age 18.   Only one parent can receive the CCTB in any given month, so in determining which parent is […]

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