Child support is calculated by looking at the total gross income of the payor parent. The support recipient parent is the one who has custody of the child. Gross income means that we use that parents before tax income rather than their after-tax income.
As long as the marriage was valid in the jurisdiction in which the marriage took place, Bill C-32, the Civil Marriage of Non-residents act allows same-sex couples to divorce, even if they are unable to be granted a divorce in their home jurisdiction.
Separation agreements are usually the best way to try to settle issues resulting from the breakdown of the matrimonial relationship. If you refuse to engage in the negotiation of a settlement agreement you will almost always end up in front of a court. Court proceedings are much more expensive then working to negotiate a settlement […]
When dealing with Child Custody in Canada our courts focus on one thing: The best interest of the children, that said generally, when it comes to granting custody to a parent the courts will usually prefer to leave the child with the primary caregiver. Although the courts are not gender-biased a trend seems to emerge […]
If you and your spouse agree to get a divorce, and there are no complicating issues such as child custody or property matters, you can complete the paperwork with the family court and receive a divorce within a few months. Divorces that do include issues may take longer. The court will not grant a divorce […]