NOTICE TO MEMBERS WHO PAY OR RECEIVE CHILD SUPPORT
The Child Support Guidelines were amended, effective January 1, 2012, to change the table amounts of support that are payable at different levels of incomes. These changes were made to reflect the fact that rates of income tax have changed since 2006, when the Guidelines were last revised.
The law has also changed to require the annual production of income tax returns, to facilitate annual review and adjustment of child support payments. Failure to produce this proof of income can give rise to a claim for a retroactive support increase.
Information on the law relating to child support is available from the Ontario government’s website: (www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca)
For advice relating to your personal support obligation or entitlement, call your CAW Legal Services Plan office and ask to speak to a family law lawyer.
Wendela M. Napier, Managing Lawyer
Disclaimer: This article is intended for general information only and not to provide specific legal advice. There is no attorney-client relationship established by reading this article. It does not replace competent legal advice from a lawyer who is licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.