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Frequently asked questions

How is child support calculated?

Child support is usually calculated from the Quebec model for determining child support. From the income of both parents and the number of children, the tables determine an annual budget for children's basic needs.

This budget is then divided between the parents according to the proportion of the income of the parents and the custody time. The budget should follow the children. So, this means that if the kids are in the sole custody of one of the parents, the total budget must be available to that parent. This is called a transfer request from one parent to the other and creates the alimony obligation. In joint custody, the budget must be 50% on each side. When parental incomes are unequal, the proportion of the budget held by each parent is not equal to 50%. The alimony support thus serves to balance the budget.

Visit our brochure "Understanding child support" to learn more.

For more information on the expenditure included in alimony, do not hesitate to contact us.

Divorce: how to share the RRSP?

We present an interesting article about sharing RRSPs in the case of a divorce. We invite you to read it by visiting the following link: