Child Support

An application for child support can be made under the federal Divorce Act or the B.C. Family Law Act. Under either Act basic child support is usually set in accordance with the federal child support guidelines. There are numerous online calculators available to you to quickly calculate what the monthly payments would be under those guidelines. The amounts vary based on the number of children, the gross annual income of the person paying the child support and the province of residence. One such calculator is provided on the website of the British Columbia Family Maintenance and Enforcement Program and can be found at

In addition to basic child support a parent is often required to pay special and extraordinary expenses. Common examples of special and extraordinary expenses are the costs of daycare, extracurricular activities and dental expenses.

To arrange a free initial telephone consultation to obtain more information on basic child support and special and extraordinary expenses or to arrange a meeting with a lawyer to discuss your particular circumstances please contact us at (604) 523-7090 or email