“Special or extraordinary expenses”

Jurisdiction: Canada Canada

Expenses for children listed in section 7 of the Federal Child Support Guidelines, to which both parents will generally contribute based upon their respective incomes. Included in these expenses are: child care expenses; child-related medical and dental insurance premiums; certain health-related expenses; extraordinary expenses for primary or secondary education or specific educational programs; expenses for post-secondary education; or extraordinary expenses for extracurricular activities. The presumptive amount of child support to be paid under the Federal Child Support Guidelines consists of the table amount of child support plus the payor’s contribution to any s. 7 expenses.

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