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source provider: Ben-zvi Barrsiter & Solicitor

website: http://www.bestfamilylawtoronto.com

tel.: 416-568-1411

address: 10 Milner Business Court, Suite 210, Toronto, Ontario, M1B3C6

Family law is a very board area of law. It touches upon anything to do with formation and termination of a marriage relationship, as well as the arrangements for the upbringing of children in case a divorce happens.

Today I will briefly talk about child custody & access and child & spousal support.

I) Child Custody and Access:

In Ontario, child custody decisions in family law and divorce attorney in lockport illinois - homesite - proceedings include the child's residence, time spent with each parent, child's education, medical attention, religion and upbringing.

In making a child custody decision, the courts will take into consideration the following:

- The relationship between the parent and child(ren) and family members who live with the child(ren);

- The stability of the child(ren)'s home environment;

- The opinion and preference of the child(ren) depending on their age;

- The ability of each parent to provide the necessities of life for the child(ren), including education.

In Ontario, there are three possible child custody arrangements:

i) Joint Custody

Parents who have joint custody share the rights and responsibilities of the upbringing of the child(ren). Courts are hesitant to order joint custody if the parents do not have a cooperative relationship.

ii) Sole Custody

Child(ren) lives with the custodial parent for the majority of time. The custodial parent has the legal right to make all the major decisions in regards to the child's upbringing.

iii) Access

A parent who is granted access is entitled to spend time with his or her child(ren) during the week, on weekends and during the school holidays.

Custody & Access is a complicated matter and is very fact-dependent. Please contact us for a Free Family Lawyer Consultation for more information.

II) Child & Spousal Support:

i) Child Support

Child support is the amount of money paid by one parent to the other for the care and upbringing of the child. The amount of child support payable is determined by the custody arrangement, number of children, and the payer's annual income in Ontario. Child support may vary annually based on the payer's income. The particulars of the child support calculation are very technical, so please contact us for a Free Family Lawyer Consultation for more information.

ii) Spousal Support

Spousal support determination in Ontario takes into consideration many different factors including the occupation of each spouse during the marriage, the length of the marriage, age, physical health and career potential of each party. Spousal support may be awarded if it is demonstrated that one party:

- Suffered an economic disadvantage during the marriage;

- Deserves a financial relief; and

- Contributed to the care and upbringing of the children during the marriage.

Spousal support may be paid for periodically or in a lump sum. Child support always takes precedence over spousal support.

In Ontario, the party who pays spousal support is entitled to claim the amount as income tax deductible. The party who receives spousal support is obliged to claim the spousal support as taxable income.

The full particulars of the spousal support calculation are very technical, so please contact us for a Free Family Lawyer Consultation for more information.

source provider: Ben-zvi Barrsiter & Solicitor

website: http://www.bestfamilylawtoronto.com

tel.: 416-568-1411

address: 10 Milner Business Court, Suite 210, Toronto, Ontario, M1B3C6

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