Child Support and the Child Support Guidelines

Separation and Divorce: Child Support, Community Legal Education Ontario

Separation and Divorce: Child Support

Produced by: Community Legal Education Ontario

Produced in: February 2012

This booklet explains the legal responsibility for child support when parents separate or divorce.
Topics covered include who must pay support, how to arrange for support to be paid, how support is enforced and income tax information. There’s also information on how to calculate the amount of basic child support and how the amount of support can be affected by special expenses, different custody arrangements or other factors.

What You Should Know about Family Law in Ontario, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

What You Should Know about Family Law in Ontario

Produced by: Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

Produced in: 2010

This booklet is about family law in Ontario. It contains information about the laws that may affect you if you separate. These issues include the care and support of your children, support for you or your spouse and the division of your property.

A Woman’s Guide to Custody, Access and Support of Dependent Children, Social Action and Advocacy Committee of Waterloo Region, YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge

A Woman’s Guide to Custody, Access and Support of Dependent Children

Produced by: Social Action and Advocacy Committee of Waterloo Region, YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge

This guide is primarily for women. It gives information about the process of dealing with legal issues related to custody and access, including dealing with other parents and lawyers.

Child Support: The Federal Child Support Guidelines: Step-by-Step, Department of Justice

Child Support: The Federal Child Support Guidelines: Step-by-Step

Produced by: Department of Justice Canada

Produced in: 2006

This booklet sets out the eight steps you can work through to estimate what an appropriate amount of child support would likely be in your situation to help you come to an agreement. You can use this booklet if you pay or receive, or will pay or receive, child support under the Federal Child Support Guidelines. You can use the chart under step 1 in the booklet to find out if the federal guidelines apply to you. This booklet contains helpful information about child support. It may still be useful to you even if the federal guidelines do not apply to you because most provincial and territorial guidelines are comparable to the federal guidelines.

Information Required to Determine the Amount of Child Support under the Child Support Guidelines: Checklist, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

Information Required to Determine the Amount of Child Support under the Child Support Guidelines: Checklist

Produced by: Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

This form is designed to help parents gather and organize income information that will be required by the court to determine the amount of the child support order.

Child Support Guidelines Information Line, 1–800–980–4962, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

Child Support Guidelines Information Line, 1–800–980–4962

Produced by: Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

This toll-free service requires a touch tone phone. Call 1–800–980–4962 and press the corresponding numbers for recorded information on these topics:

  • general information about the Child Support Guidelines
  • how to receive an information kit and workbook for parents
  • how to change a child support order or agreement
  • income tax issues
  • the Family Responsibility Office and enforcement of your existing court order

Justice Canada Child Support Table Lookup, Department of Justice Canada

Justice Canada Child Support Online Lookup

Produced by: Department of Justice Canada

This online lookup will help you determine how much child support should be paid.

Fact Sheet: Understanding Your Ongoing Income Disclosure Obligations under the Child Support Guidelines, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

Fact Sheet: Understanding Your Ongoing Income Disclosure Obligations under the Child Support Guidelines

Produced by: Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

This fact sheet answers some common questions about the obligations of a payor of child support (and sometimes the receiver of child support) to provide updated proof of income.

Child Support website, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

Child Support website

Produced by: Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

This website contains links to help you find information on child support.

Support Payments When You Are on Social Assistance

Support Payments When You Are on Social Assistance

Produced by: Community Legal Education Ontario

Produced in: February 2010

This booklet explains under what circumstances a person on social assistance is expected to try to get support payments from someone who is or was their spouse or same-sex partner, or who is the other parent of their children, and what they are expected to do. It talks about how support payments affect benefits and what to do if support payments are late or not paid.