Support

how is support payments determined? <p>if father <span style="text-decoration: underline;">does not </span>legally show income,&nbsp; can he be made to pay support for his child?</p> <p>if mother has two children by different fathers, does each father <strong>only</strong> pay for his own child?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>


Asked over 8 years ago in Ontario
Categories: Family Law

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Marc A.  D'Heureux

Answer by Marc A. D'Heureux

VerifiedOntario lawyer


Child support is based on the income of the person obligated to pay support by having reference to the Child Support Guidelines:  http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/pi/fcy-fea/lib-bib/tool-util/apps/look-rech/index.asp .
If the father is hiding his income a court may make an order for support based on an imputed or deemed income. The imputed income will be determined by the court based on all of the evidence available to it.
As a rule each father would pay support for his own child only. However, if father X lived with you and a child of father Y and treated that child as a member of his own family, father X might be found to have a support obligation towards the other child as well as his own child. Situations like this can be complicated and the opinion and assistance of a family law lawyer is recommended before you proceed with a claim against a father with respect to the child of another.

Posted over 8 years ago

Please contact me directly for a consultation. Marc A. D'Heureux, Barrister & Solicitor, 555 Kingston Road. West, Ajax ON Tel:(905) 427-4077 ext. 27 Email: MarcD@reillyandpartners.com

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Lorne  Fine

Answer by Lorne Fine

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If a father does not declare any income, and is not on social assistance, a court may impute income to the father based on his circumstances.
The biological father as a primary responsibility to pay child support.   It is possible that a non-biological parent (ie. a step parent) to be ordered to pay child support.

Posted over 8 years ago

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