SMP Law is wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season as we close in on another year. We are looking forward to 2023! Please be advised that SMP Law will be closed for the Christmas Holidays effective 12:00 p.m. on Thursday December 22, 2022 through to 9:00 a.m. on Monday January 9, 2023.
The general rule is that a child, under the age of majority, has a right to receive child support. As such, in this case, it does not matter whether the child and the parent get along or are in a dispute. In Canadian Law, child support is the right of the child not the parent.
Paying support can be a complicated matter. There is child support and spousal support and the factors that apply to paying support differ for each type of support.
Many people have basic assumptions about what spousal support is and who is entitled to it. Water cooler talk further confuses the issue because advice is given among co-workers, friends and others and more often than not, the advice is inaccurate.
For many people, the news of their child going to college or university is a happy event. Their child's future is bright, they are moving on with their educational pursuits.