Child Support

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Child support refers to how parents financially support their children after separation. Many of the numerous rules are set out in the Child Support Guidelines which can be complex.

 

Typically, child support is a two-step process: first, determine a monthly payment owed by one parent to the other; second, determine specific child-related special expenses that will be shared between the parents in some fashion.

 

The monthly child support payment is calculated from the parents’ incomes and is often revised annually when new income information is available. Determining income for child support purposes can be tricky and is not as simple as referring to one’s pay stub or income tax return. At times income will be assigned to a person for support calculation purposes even if they are not actually earning it.

 

The monthly payment will differ depending on whether parenting time is roughly equal or the children reside primarily with one parent.

 

There is no substitute for a thorough review with your lawyer as each case is different and the rules are complex.

 

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Moe Hannah LLP

Client safety is important to Moe Hannah and so is client service. The health of our staff and clients is our top priority.  If clients and counsel prefer to work remotely during this difficult time, options exist for us to provide this service. Moe Hannah is able to do “virtual” non face-to-face meeting through internet conferencing.  We can do virtual consultations, mediation, or mediation/arbitration.
 
We can make it easy!
 
We will email a link for the conference to each person. The only requirement is internet access and a device suitable for the conference, ideally a camera and microphone.  Some people just use their cell phones. 
 
If you have any questions, please call or email us to talk about how we can make this work. 
 
We can still meet at Moe Hannah LLP for those people that would prefer to personally attend.  Everyone entering our office will be screened in accordance with the latest Alberta Health Guidelines. 
 
Our lawyers and assistants are set up to work remotely and we will continue mediation, mediation/arbitration and client meetings using Teams Video Conferencing, as well as our regular telephone conferencing.
 
Consider Alternative Dispute Resolution
 
The Courts have announced that they are limiting access to urgent family law mattes. In light of this, parties may want to consider the mediation/arbitration process.  Please get in touch with your lawyer and/or assistant if you have any questions regarding your matter.
 
We look forward to working with you and helping you move forward during this difficult time. 
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