John Schuman, Ontario Family Lawyer/Divorce Lawyer and Children’s Rights Advocate, on Television

Child Support in Ontario: Who Pays? How Much?


Child support in Ontario can sometimes be complicated.  This video gives an introduction to all of the important aspects of child support.  The topics covered include:

1. Who pays child support?

2. How is child support calculated?

3. What are the parts of child support?

4. What is table support?

5. What are special expenses?

6. What are extraordinary expenses?

7. How does child support work in shared parenting (when the children are with each parent at least 40% of the time)?

8.  How does child support work in split custody (where some children live with each parent)?

9.  Who pays for hockey?  How pays for swimming?  Who pays for university or post-secondary education?

10.  How much support do step parents pay?

And much more…

If you need to know about child support, watch this video to find out the most critical child support information!


Note:  Since this video was recorded, there has been an important change in the way child support should be arranged with shared custody.  Read this page for the update.

Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law (book)


To learn even more about child support, get a copy of this  easy to understand book on the basics of Ontario Family Law as a paperback, or download it immediately as a $9.99 e-book for KindleKobo, or iPad/iPhone/Mac.    You may also want to listen to this podcast. You can also use the search on the right to find lots more articles about marriage and divorce.    


Obviously, there can be a lot of money involved in child support cases  and only could really help a child with his or her needs (or not).  You need to get the help of a lawyer immediately to avoid financial hardship.  Contact Certified Specialist in Family Law (and author of the book above), John Schuman, by emailing him, calling 416-446-5847, or using the contact form below.  We answer all inquiries promptly and we can arrange for you to come in quickly for a consultation (charged at a reduced hourly rate).  


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