Child Support


Legal Guidelines for Child Support

Child support is one of many issues that is addressed in a separation agreement prior to the finalization of divorce. According to section 3 or the Child Support Guidelines the amount of basic child support is based on the income of the paying parent and the number of children he/she would be supporting. If the paying parent’s income is greater than $150,000 the court is able to order a different amount. When the non primary parent cares for the child/children greater than 40% of the time their obligations may be reduced. In addition to basic child support, special or extraordinary expenses incurred on behalf of the child should be shared between the parents. These may include:

  • Uninsured medical expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological therapy
  • Medical and/or dental insurance premiums
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Educational expenses

Many couples prefer to establish and child support agreement through negotiation rather than going to court. At Taylor Wray LLP we are able to represent you in an out of court negotiation but if necessary are also able to represent you in court.

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