Parents and even Grandparents can find themselves on the hook for child support in Canada. This is episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast explains how that happens. The basic premise of child support is that it is paid by all parents to a child. But, a child can have more than two parents. When parents or step parents step into the role of parents, they may step into paying child support. This podcast explains how judges decide whether someone is now a parent to a child and should pay child support. John Schuman also discusses how much support a step parent may have to pay when the biological parent in the picture and when biological parent is gone.
12 - How Step Parents and Grandparents Can Have to Pay Child Support
If you are becoming close to someone else's children, or even your own grandchildren, you should listen to this podcast to findout whether you are putting yourself on the hook for child support.
The Ontario Family Law Podcast is a companion to the book, Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available as a $9.99 eBook for Amazon Kindle and Kobo and as an iBook for iPad, iPhone and Mac or a paperback from Amazon and other fine book sellers. The Guide is an easy-to-understand explanation of the basics of all aspects of Ontario Family Law, from a description of Family Court and the other ways to resolve family law matters, to a description of the most important family law topics, to tips on how to avoid common mistakes and succeed after separation.
If you would like more assistance with child support, contact Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, by calling 416-446-5847, emailing him, or using the contact form below. You can also use the contact form to comment on this page.
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