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Unexpected child support consequence of COVID-19

Unexpected child support consequence of COVID-19
Posted in Gary Joseph Posted on September 08, 2020

Courts generally reduce the amount of child support during the academic year where the child is not living at home, in accordance with s. 3(2)(b) of the Child Support Guidelines (CSG). Where a child is residing in another residence for the bulk of the year, it is inappropriate to apply child support tables that are not designed with that living arrangement in mind. Furthermore, the tables assume that the recipient spouse is providing physical shelter and amenities to the child under his/her roof. When the child is away at college or university, this assumption no longer applies.

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