The family lawyers from Crossroads Law located in Vancouver BC and Calgary AB have a client centred approach to help you successfully navigate the family law system. Our experienced family and divorce lawyers author these blogs to provide you insight and to help you through this challenging time.

 

Publications Categorized "Child Support"


Does failure to pay child support lead to jail time
Does failure to pay child support lead to jail time?

At Crossroads Law, we often receive inquiries from parents owed child support and wanting help to ensure child support is paid. Generally, the first step is to register the Court Order with the Maintenance Enforcement Program (“MEP”).

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Supervised Parenting – A Cautionary Tale

Supervised parenting time can be considered one step away from a complete termination of access. It is not meant to be a permanent solution, and is only necessary in exceptional circumstances where a child’s physical or emotional safety are at risk with a parent.

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How do I get retroactive child support?

Retroactive support issues are often reported by our clients. Here we look at the list of factors taken into consideration by the Supreme Court of Canada and how you can strengthen your claim for retroactive support.

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What is the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP)?

FMEP can be a valuable ally in securing your support. If there are concerns about future payments, or there are ongoing instances of not being paid, not being paid the right amount, or not being paid on time, the FMEP can help remedy the situation. They also retain the option of going to court if necessary.

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Child Support – The Ties That Bind

Child support is the right of the child, not the spouse who receives it. Prospectively paid month-to-month, and based on the Federal Child Support Guidelines correlated to the spouse’s income – typically Line 15000 of their tax return (formally, Line 150) – child support in most cases involves payment on the 1st of each month.

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Varying Child Support Orders

Varying a child support order is a common application after separation and divorce which is often made to reduce the amount of child support being paid. 

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Child Support for University Kids

A common issue for divorced or separated parents is how child support is supposed to work for children who have turned 18. 

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Who’s Your Daddy? DNA Paternity Tests in Alberta

DNA paternity tests now provide the answer to this puzzle fairly quickly and with only a little inconvenience. They have also become relatively inexpensive and the divorce courts have found that the new tests involve little intrusion upon privacy interests.

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Hearing the Views of a Child in Family Law

While it is generally best to prevent children from having to give evidence in court after separation and divorce, there must be a way to properly hear the voice of a child.  Here are 8 ways to enter the evidence of a child in family court.

The information contained in this blog is not legal advice and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject. The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only.