Child Support Variations

Child support in Ontario is designed to maintain a quality standard of living for children affected by divorce or separation. However, it’s not necessarily a static amount. It’s subject to change.

Child support variations in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Mississauga fall under Ontario’s family laws. Moving forward with the right family law firm can help you ensure that your children get the support they need and are entitled to.

Child support can be challenged and even adjusted retroactively in some cases. Either party has the right to try to renegotiate and bring to the Court a Motion to Change child support.

During a Motion to Change (also known as Motion to Vary) child support, one of the parties requests the variation of child support payments to more accurately reflect the current situation.

Child support (and any subsequent changes to it) can often be an emotionally charged topic, as both parents can have wildly differing views of what’s fair and acceptable. Our family law firm can help you reach a settlement that ensures that your children are financially looked after.

If your former spouse’s financial standing has changed for any reason, you may have questions about your entitlement to an increase in child support. The rate you received is tied to their earnings, so child support variations are easily doable. However, you still need the help of an experienced family lawyer—especially if your former spouse doesn’t seem willing to cooperate.

The first step is sitting down with us to discuss all the details of your current child support arrangement and any changes to your situation that would require a child support variation.

If you need a family lawyer and want to talk about your child support options, don’t hesitate to contact any of our offices in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Mississauga.


Our Family Law Lawyers

Brenda K. McKnight

Read Bio >

Christine kim

Read Bio >