Calculating Child Support Payments And Special And Extraordinary Expenses

Your child is automatically entitled to financial assistance from his or her parents. This means that your financial ability to provide support will be weighed against legislative child support guidelines to determine a fair payment amount.

At Henderson Heinrichs LLP, our family lawyers will help you obtain the necessary financial disclosure statements needed to calculate child support payments. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta, we ensure that the needs of your child are protected.

Obtaining Financial Disclosure

We show parents a big-picture perspective of how support payments affects their children. We aim to have both parents understand how child support payments are determined.

Generally speaking, payments are allocated according to the ratio of each party's earnings. Our legal team has extensive experience determining what is considered applicable income, and what financial information can be excluded from the child support payment calculations.

Determining Special And Extraordinary Expenses

Sometimes, there are additional costs that are necessary to provide a healthy, positive environment for children. These could be medical costs, educational costs or other extra-curricular activities.

Our lawyers understand that special and extraordinary costs can vary from family to family. We will explore each issue and associated cost to determine what qualifies as a special expense, what precedents have been set, and how it will affect your support obligations.

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Find out how our family lawyers can help you with negotiating child support payments. Call our firm at 866-649-7217 to arrange a free half hour consultation or fill out our online enquiry form.