Child support is the right of the child. Child support typically consists of a Guideline amount (often referred to as “table” child support) which is usually paid on a monthly basis to cover the child’s basic necessities.
In addition to table child support there are special and extraordinary expenses (also referred to as Section 7 expenses) which are paid in proportion to the parties’ incomes. Determining the appropriate child support amount can be difficult if the support payor’s income fluctuates, if the payor is self-employed or if the payor is underemployed or unemployed.
Erin Simpson can assist you with quantifying your child’s entitlement to support.