BC Child Support and Child Support Lawyer
BC Child Support is the right of the child. It’s not your right. It’s not your spouse’s right. So when you think about Child Support, think about your child benefiting from it. Even if you think a large portion of child support is being spent on your ex and not just the child. Hey, it’s all about standards of living. If you are living large and have a child with someone, then that person and the child are entitled to some of your goods. And trust me, we always underestimate just how expensive it is to raise a child in Vancouver or BC. Anyways, you need to make sure you are either paying or receiving the right child support amount. BC Child support is a very complex area of law simply because children have so many different expenses. And parents need to work and earn enough money to support them. If a parent chooses not to work or pay support, he or she can face extreme consequences for such decision.
Our award-winning firm specializes in BC Child Support matters. Our experienced child support lawyers have earned a stellar reputation for our cutting-edge approach to BC child support law and for our creative strategies. Our 90% success rate in 2014 and 2015 speaks for itself.
Monthly Child Support in BC
To calculate monthly child support click here. You need to pay child support if your child resides with the other parent more than 60 percent of the time. Or if you share the child’s care but your income is higher than the other parent. The amount of monthly child support is calculated based on your gross income. Additionally, your child may have special expenses that you may be responsible for. As a stepparent of a child, you also may be ordered to pay BC child support upon separation from your spouse. Monthly child support pays for daily costs of food, shelter and other basics. Other things such as swimming classes, tutoring or daycare are special expenses.
BC Child Support & Special & Extraordinary Expenses
The amount of child support for special and extraordinary expenses is based on the incomes of each parent. Special and extraordinary expenses include childcare, extra-curricular activities, college tuition, tutoring, medical expenses and anything else you and your spouse agree to. But there is much more you need to know:
Change Child Support
Our Child Support Lawyers and the law understand that life is not static. It provides a framework to change or cancel child support based on different circumstances. In order to qualify for a change in child support, you must demonstrate a material change in your circumstances. Until you obtain a court order that changes your current child support obligations, you must continue to pay what you currently owe. Therefore, if you are experiencing financial hardship, you should speak to our experienced child support lawyers now.
Calculate BC Child Support
The BC Child Support Calculator calculates the amount of BC Child Support you owe based on the number of children and your gross income. Although this calculator can give you a good starting point, the issue is often much more complicated. For example, if you are self-employed, a judge may scrutinize a low CRA reporting of income. Child support is the income from all sources not just your personal taxes. Conversely, unusually high income that is unlikely to occur again may be deducted in certain cases. YLaw Group helps you calculate fair and accurate BC Child Support under the BC Child Support Guidelines.
Enforcing BC Child Support
You rely on child support to pay your child’s expenses. Missed or delayed payments can cause substantial financial hardship. The British Columbia Family Maintenance Enforcement Program can force a parent to pay child support if they don’t pay it voluntarily. When and what type of action to take depends upon the amount owed, the parent’s payment history and her or his current circumstances.
Learn More About BC Child Support
Consulting with a BC Child Support Lawyer regarding child support will pay off. That’s because we know so many strategies, loops and holes in child support law that we can make sure you either maximize or reduce child support based on your situation. Click here to get in touch or call 604-974-9529.