Child Support obligations are governed by the Child Support Guidelines (CSG). The amount of support payable depends on the number of dependents and the income of the parent paying support. Other factors affecting the amount of support are the parenting plan, and “extraordinary” expenses, if any. The Child Support Guidelines are mandatory for a court to follow, and were supposed to limit the scope of litigation over these issues, but in practice there is still a lot of room for arguing over child support.
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