Child Support and Section 7 Expenses

Children need financial support from their parents – and they have a legal right to it. When parents separate or divorce, they should try to agree on the amount of child support. If they ask a court to decide, the court will use established guidelines to determine child support payments.

Who pays child support, how much they pay and for how long are only a few issues that need to be worked out between the parties.

Section 7 expenses are costs incurred for the benefit of the child, that are not generally covered by the monthly child support payments. Example of Section 7 expenses are daycare, medical expenses, dental expenses, post secondary education costs, etc…

I will assist my client to determine the appropriate amount of child support to be paid.

I will also assist my client to determine what constitutes a Section 7 expense, how much each party should pay toward the determined expense and lastly, the duration for which the expense needs to be paid.

Have questions?

Contact us to discuss your child support and Section 7 expenses matters.

Kattie G. Ross and her team handle family law and mediation matters in Cobourg, ON, and the surrounding area of Northumberland County.