The amount of child support to be paid is based on the payor’s gross income and the number of children. The support amount is set out in a chart called the Child Support Guidelines. These Guidelines are available online and can be found on the Department of Justice website.
In some circumstances, children will be split between their parents’ homes. In other cases, the children do not reside primarily with one parent and, instead, spend roughly equal amounts of time with both parents. This article discusses how child support is determined in these Split Custody and Shared Custody arrangements. [Read more…]