Navigating Child Support with a Lawyer in Oakville, Milton, Mississauga and the GTA

Your children are the most important people in your life. Even after separation or divorce, you still want to provide for your children.

At the same time, you want to make sure you are not crippled by child support payments that are unreasonable or unfair.

It is one of the most difficult and emotional issues to overcome. With compassion and fairness, The experienced child support lawyers at Carpenter Family Law in Oakville can help negotiate a fair child support plan.

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Who pays who, and what do they pay?

In a majority of family law cases, children reside primarily with one parent (the payee) who receives child support from the other parent (the payor).

In Canada, there are two kinds of child support: table support and special/extraordinary expenses.

Table Support

Table support refers to basic support applicable to all separations calculated under the formula in the Child Support Guidelines. The formula is based on:

  • Number of children
  • Province or territory where the payor lives
  • Payor’s annual income before taxes

Special and extraordinary expenses

Special and extraordinary expenses are defined under federal law as expenses that are necessary and reasonable to the child’s best interests. They may not exist in all cases, but include:

  • Child-care expenses
  • Medical or dental insurance premiums
  • Post-secondary education
  • Expenses for extracurricular activities

You want to be financially responsible to your children while building your own financial stability after separation or divorce. The child support lawyers at Carpenter Family Law can help you achieve both your goals.

Request a free consultation by calling our office (905) 842-0635 or emailing

How much child support will I pay?

Speak with a child support lawyer to help determine fair child support based on your situation.

Below you will find a simplified version of the Canadian Child Support Table Look-Up for the province of Ontario (please note this is only a guide):

Annual Income 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
$40,000 $360 $579 $764
$50,000 $450 $743 $959
$60,000 $546 $892 $1,168
$70,000 $639 $1,037 $1,356
$80,000 $724 $1,172 $1,530
$90,000 $801 $1,293 $1,687
$100,000 $880 $1,416 $1,845
$110,000 $958 $1,538 $2,002
$120,000 $1,037 $1,660 $2,159
$130,000 $1,114 $1,781 $2,314
$140,000 $1,189 $1,896 $2,463
$150,000 $1,263 $2,012 $2,611

How a child support lawyer can help

When divorcing spouses cannot agree about child support, a family lawyer can help ensure that child support is paid pursuant to the law.

The first step towards resolving your legal dispute is to request a consultation with Carpenter Family Law.

We will get back to you in 24 hours and help you begin this challenging process with sharp legal acumen, compassion and understanding.