How much child support is supposed to be paid?
This is how much child support is supposed to be paid, according to our Montreal divorce lawyer:
When the child is under 18, both parents have to contribute to child support.
The parent who does not have custody pays the custodian parent. The amount is calculated in accordance with the income of both parties and each parent’s days of custody. Income is calculated according to notices of assessment, federal and provincial taxes, as well as the last three pay cheques. Assets and liabilities are taken into account in calculating the capacity to pay. In case of doubt about the other party’s income, a question can be submitted to the Court and documents can be requested through a subpoena.
Finally, when one party’s financial situation changes, the other party can appeal to the Superior Court and request a alimony revision.
Contact your family lawyer if you have to pay or apply for alimony in Laval, Longueuil or Montreal.