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By Kathleen Wells, Wells Family Law When the court orders that one spouse must pay the other spousal support, the order is usually forward-looking. The paying spouse is required to pay a certain amount of support for an express period of time. However, occasionally...read more
By Kathleen Wells, Wells Family Law The federal government has recently proposed changes to a fundamental piece of Canadian legislation: the Divorce Act . The Divorce Act has not been significantly amended in twenty years, and the new changes aim to make this...read more
By Kathleen Wells, Wells Family Law What is a Cost Award? When a court action reaches its end, the judge will generally make a statement about costs, their amount, and which party has to pay them. Basically, a costs award is given to the party that won the lawsuit to...read more
Determining Child Support Under the Updated Federal Child Support Guidelines: Am I Paying too Much or Receiving too Little?
By Kathleen Wells, Wells Family Law Recent Tax Changes Effect Child Support Times change, and legislation must change alongside. The Federal Child Support Guidelines [i] are no exception to this rule; in November of 2017, the Government of Canada updated the child...read more
By Kathleen Wells, Wells Family Law Calculating the amount of child support that a paying parent owes can be complicated. In Canada, the amount of child support that is payable is based on the Federal Child Support Guidelines [i]. The Guidelines attempt to serve...read more