Child Support is paid to the primary caregiver by the other parent. The amount to be paid is based on the number of children involved and the income of the parent who will be paying. The income of the parent who is the primary caregiver is usually considered irrelevant. In addition to a base amount, a support payer must also pay his/her pro-rata share of the child’s extraordinary expenses.
Donnell Law Group has the expertise to ensure that your specific situation is considered and that the court knows all pertinent factors before calculating the amount of Child Support to be paid.
Periodically it may be necessary to provide updates on your income situation and it is possible to request a review to change the support order or agreement. We can help you to understand your options while ensuring your rights, and the rights of your children, are protected.
Marriage and common-law relationships are considered financial partnerships. While the law expects that adults should be able and willing to look after their own needs, it also recognizes that when a partnership breaks down, the person with more income or assets may have to continue to support the other partner, at least for a period of time.
To decide the amount for Spousal Support and the length of time that it should be paid, a judge will consider a number of factors. Your legal council will assist you in identifying and communicating the important factors about your situation.
Divorce can be a stressful process filled with uncertainty about the future. Determining the right amount of Spousal Support deserves the careful attention of an experienced lawyer. At Donnell Law Group we will help you to understand your options and will work to protect your interests.