The end of a relationship when children are involved creates an extra layer of complexity in family law matters. Child support is central to this complexity. In Canada, child support is governed by the Federal Child Support Guidelines. Typically, “section 3” child support is the base amount of child support a parent must pay per month. This monthly child support payment is designed to cover day-to-day expenses, including food, clothing and school supplies. In the ordinary course, “section 3” support is calculated by using the gross annual income of the parent who is paying. Our family law team has a deep understanding of how child support is determined in Canada. No matter the complexity of your child support matter, we have a lawyer who can help.