Separation and Divorce: Child Support

When parents separate or divorce, issues about how to pay the expenses of raising their children arise. This booklet discusses who has a legal responsibility to pay child support, as well as how to calculate the basic amount to be paid and other factors that can affect the amount of support, such as the child's living arrangements and special expenses. The booklet also explains how to enforce payment of child support and has a section about parents on social assistance. The booklet closes with detailed information on where to find legal assistance.