Separation and Divorce: Child Support

Parents who do not live together sometimes have an arrangement about where a child will live.

The parent the child lives with most of the time usually has most of the expenses of raising the child. The other parent must help with those expenses by paying money to the parent the child lives with. This is called child support.

This fact sheet has information about:

  • Who pays child support?
  • How is child support calculated?
  • What income information is needed to calculate child support?
  • How is child support enforced?
  • Can a parent be stopped from seeing their children if they do not pay child support?
  • How to get help

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Produced by CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario).

Last updated: May 31, 2023 4006242