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Ontario Child Support, Custody and Access: Fundamental Principles

A decision about child custody, access and support involves the parents – and if necessary, the courts – reaching a delicate balance between the interests of the child on the one hand, and […]

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Support for Adult Children

How Long Do Parents Have to Offer Support for Adult Children?

In Ontario, all parents have an obligation under the Family Law Act to support their children, and this includes paying for the child’s education if they are enrolled in school full-time.   When parents […]

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Stepchildren and Child Support

Obligations Towards Stepchildren and Child Support

As most people are aware, in Ontario parents are legally obliged to provide financial support their biological children up to the age of majority (and – depending on the circumstances – sometimes beyond). […]

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Paying for Post-Secondary Education

Paying for Post-Secondary Education – How Far Must Parents Go?

In Ontario, the Family Law Act imposes an obligation on all parents to fund their child’s education as long as they are minors and “enrolled in a full-time program of education.” This obligation […]

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Who was the Primary Parent

Who was the Primary Parent During the Marriage?

In making a determination for child custody purposes as to which of two parents should be considered the “primary” parent during the marriage, a court will look at a large number of factors […]

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Child Support Basics

Child Support – The Basics

The obligation exists regardless of the state of the relationship between the parents. When the parents are living together, the expenses relating to child care and upbringing are normally shared either formally or informally, within the family unit.

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