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Filipino Family Lawyer: Child Support and Spousal Support

CHILD SUPPORT

Child support is mainly meant to cover the basic needs of a child under Ontario law, a law in which a Filipino lawyer in Toronto can help you better understand. This law applies to the child’s needs pertaining to shelter, food, clothes, and medical care. However, it also covers a wide variety of additional items, apart from the afore-stated needs, including but not limited to travel costs, school-related expenses such as tuition, fees for reasonable extracurricular activities, etc., reasonable sums for toys, entertainment, sports equipment, books, etc.

Filipino Family Lawyer:
Child Support & Spousal Support

CHILD SUPPORT

Child support is mainly meant to cover the basic needs of a child under Ontario law, a law in which a Filipino lawyer in Toronto can help you better understand. This law applies to the child’s needs pertaining to shelter, food, clothes, and medical care. However, it also covers a wide variety of additional items, apart from the afore-stated needs, including but not limited to travel costs, school-related expenses such as tuition, fees for reasonable extracurricular activities, etc., reasonable sums for toys, entertainment, sports equipment, books, etc.

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There are different arrangements that a couple can consider before filing for a court order covering child support. The parents may plan to let each parent spend equal time with their kids although in reality, one parent ends up becoming more flexible and accountable, spending more time with the kids, leading to higher costs without child support for the other parent to cover them.

Significantly though, whenever it becomes apparent that these alternative arrangements do not work out, most family law judges may order child support in accordance with guidelines and focusing on the best interest of each child.

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SPOUSAL SUPPORT

Spousal Support connotes a post-breakup or divorce scenario. This spousal support pertains to money paid from one spouse to another. Some jurisdiction refers to it as alimony. It is important to note that not every partner is entitled to support, hence, spousal support is automatically paid by a former spouse. There are several variables that go into deciding whether or not a spouse will receive this support as well as how much support they will be entitled to receive.

There are several reasons why a person might be forced to pay spousal support, i.e.,

  • The financial needs of one spouse and
  • To compensate one spouse for his or her relationship contributions
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There are different arrangements that a couple can consider before filing for a court order covering child support. The parents may plan to let each parent spend equal time with their kids although in reality, one parent ends up becoming more flexible and accountable, spending more time with the kids, leading to higher costs without child support for the other parent to cover them.

Significantly though, whenever it becomes apparent that these alternative arrangements do not work out, most family law judges may order child support in accordance with guidelines and focusing on the best interest of each child.

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SPOUSAL SUPPORT

Spousal Support connotes a post-breakup or divorce scenario. This spousal support pertains to money paid from one spouse to another. Some jurisdiction refers to it as alimony. It is important to note that not every partner is entitled to support, hence, spousal support is automatically paid by a former spouse. There are several variables that go into deciding whether or not a spouse will receive this support as well as how much support they will be entitled to receive.

There are several reasons why a person might be forced to pay spousal support, i.e.,

  • The financial needs of one spouse and
  • To compensate one spouse for his or her relationship contributions

Spousal support may be determined by the parties if they come to an amicable settlement that covers spousal support and include it along with other matters such as child support in their formal separation agreement. However, this matter can also be decided with the assistance of an arbitrator or upon the order of a judge.

When deciding whether spousal support can be claimed, judges take into account a number of variables including the following:


  • How long the relationship lasted,
  • Financial status of each spouse during the relationship,
  • If the marriage produced children, and
  • Any government credits or provision

When support is awarded, the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines of the province can be used to assess the amount and length of support payable to the support recipient.

Without having to resort to court litigation, our Filipino lawyer may help a person understand how likely they are to pay or receive child and/or spousal support, as well as estimate the amount and length, or help a client reach an agreement with the other spouse regarding these forms of support. Talk to our Filipino Lawyer in Toronto by calling us at +1 (416) 409-5991 or via email at [email protected] . You can also visit our website at https://www.ajlawpartners.ca/ for more information about our Law Firm.

Spousal support may be determined by the parties if they come to an amicable settlement that covers spousal support and include it along with other matters such as child support in their formal separation agreement. However, this matter can also be decided with the assistance of an arbitrator or upon the order of a judge.

When deciding whether spousal support can be claimed, judges take into account a number of variables including the following:


  • How long the relationship lasted,
  • Financial status of each spouse during the relationship,
  • If the marriage produced children, and
  • Any government credits or provision

When support is awarded, the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines of the province can be used to assess the amount and length of support payable to the support recipient.

Without having to resort to court litigation, our Filipino lawyer may help a person understand how likely they are to pay or receive child and/or spousal support, as well as estimate the amount and length, or help a client reach an agreement with the other spouse regarding these forms of support. Talk to our Filipino Lawyer in Toronto by calling us at +1 (416) 409-5991 or via email at [email protected] . You can also visit our website at https://www.ajlawpartners.ca/ for more information about our Law Firm.