Federal Child Support Guidelines determine appropriate support levels based on factors including where the children live and parental income. Child support provides for basics such as food, clothing and shelter costs, while extra expenses including child care and medical or dental expenses, activities and extracurricular items, or RESP contributions or post-secondary university costs are typically shared in proportion to parental income. These extra expenses are often referred to as “Section 7” expenses, as they fall under section 7 of the Guidelines.
We provide guidance to families who are paying or receiving child support, taking into consideration the unique circumstances of each client. We draw upon a strong network of professional accountants and financial specialists to assist with tax issues, budgeting and determining incomes for support purposes, when needed.