Calculating Child Support in Ontario

Child Support Calculator Ontario Canada how much is child support
  • It’s really easy… If you have a child, you are responsible for paying Child Support.

  • Support is based on the total gross annual income you earn before paying taxes, less some deductions like union dues.

  • No matter how you proceed, whether through the court system or by mediation, you must have a plan for child support if you have kids.

  • In shared parenting, both parents now have an obligation to pay child support.

  • Table Support covers essential expenses like food, shelter and clothing.

  • There are specific rules in Ontario that provide for who should pay child support and how much they must pay.

  • There are also section 7 expenses to be added to the table amount.

  • Support Amount issues are not left solely to the discretion of you and the other parent.

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Child Support Table sample

Based on the Child Support Tables, if your gross annual income is $20,000 and you have 2 children, your table amount will be $311.

Another easy way to calculate the table amount is to the child support calculator available at the Child Support Lookup. This Lookup is based on the Federal Child Support Guidelines and is simple to use.

1 Child  2 Children  3 Children 
Income Per Year Support Payment Per Month Support Payment Per Month Support Payment Per Month
$20,000 $161 $311 $360
$30,000 $256 $459 $621

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  • ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENT: The parents plan to let their children spend equal time with each parent.

    ACTUAL REALITY: One parent ends up being more flexible and responsible, spending more time with the children, leading to increased expenses for this parent with no child support to cover them.

  • ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENT: The parents sign a mutual agreement covering expenses for their kids. One parent routinely objects to expenses that the other parent deems important.

    ACTUAL REALITY: The other parent is left with the unenviable choice of having to pay   for these disputed expenses, or depriving their child of something they think is essential.

  • ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENT: The parents come to a mutual agreement over child custody and payments.

    ACTUAL REALITY: One of the parents frequently has to ask the other for money, giving the parent who’s being asked for this money inappropriate control over the life of their former spouse.

  • ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENT: The parents agree that one of them should pay a fixed expense towards the house or car for the other.

    ACTUAL REALITY: The parent supposed to be paying doesn’t always make the payment, leaving the other parent with the asset at risk and no child support.

  • ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENT: The parents plan to share expenses for their children.

    ACTUAL REALITY: One parent always seems to be short of cash, leaving the other to make up the shortfall with no easy way of recording the other’s failure to pay.

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