Does Child Support Affect Your Taxes?

Are you going through a divorce in which children are involved? Then, you may be wondering if you will have to pay child support or if you are entitled to these payments. You may also be wondering whether such support will affect your taxes. If so, here’s what you should know if you need child support lawyer:

Who is entitled to child support payments after a divorce?

Under the law, parents are financially responsible for dependent children.

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Child Support: A Must?

Every so often, we receive inquiries from prospective parents inquiring as to their potential child support obligations, particularly if their relations with a third party resulted in an unwanted pregnancy.

The short answer is that if you are the parent, you are required to financially support your child. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding a natural and unplanned conception, if paternity is established, the father is obligated to pay child support.

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Things to Consider When Hiring a Family Lawyer

Family lawyer focus on issues that may affect a family structure. Usually, they handle matters such as divorce, the division of marital property, spousal support, child custody and child support. Family lawyers may also help partners to create marriage and domestic contracts that outline the rights and responsibilities of each person in the relationship and what should happen if the relationship ends.

Family law matters are extremely sensitive,

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Who Has Control Over Donor Embryos After Separation?

The law states that couples have joint control over embryos that are fertilized from their sperm and eggs. This means that either spouse may prevent the other from using the embryos (fertilized eggs).

In the recent decision of S.H. v. D.H. ONSC 2008, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice considered the issue of who has the right to make decisions in relation to donor eggs that were fertilized using donor sperm (i.e. neither spouse had a genetic connection to the embryo).

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Putting Children First: Proposed Changes to the Divorce Act

In May 2018 the Canadian Justice Minister, Jody Wilson-Raybould tabled Bill C-78, which seeks to vary the Federal Divorce Act with the aim of putting the best interests of the children first. The Divorce Act is the governing legislation for parties ending their marriage and has not had any significant changes since it was drafted in 1985. Over the past 20 years, the family law bar has seen a shift in parenting roles and it is important that the legislation adapt to reflect this.

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Mobility Rights – What’s the Test?

The term “mobility” is used in family law to describe circumstances when one parent wants to relocate to another jurisdiction with the children. Practically speaking, this means that one parent (usually the primary or custodial parent) is attempting to relocate with the children, the result of which would likely be that the access parent will have reduced time with the children. As a result of the interference of parenting time that the proposed move may cause,

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