“Child support”

Jurisdiction: Canada Canada

The amount of money one parent pays to another to support their child financially.

Source: Glossary - Making plans: A guide to parenting arrangements after separation or divorce, Department of Justice Canada
Jurisdiction: Canada Canada

An amount of money paid by one parent to the other for the support of a child. Under the Federal Child Support Guidelines, there is a presumption that this amount consists of the "table amount" of support, determined by the child support tables, plus any contribution to section 7 "special or extraordinary expenses" such as child care, some education and medical expenses, or certain extracurricular expenses. (See also table amount of child support and special or extraordinary expenses.)

Source: Glossary of Terms - Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines July 2008, Department of Justice Canada