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Quebec guidelines

The province of Quebec has its own regime for determination of the amount of the child support and this regime is based on the gross annual income of both parents, on the number of children and on the type of custody.

From the gross annual income of each parent we have some deductions (for example the basic deduction, the deduction for union fees and professional association fees) and once those deductions applied, we come to the disposable income of each parent, we add the disposable incomes of both parents, we take into consideration the number of dependent children and we obtain the annual parental contribution, then we determine a ratio of each parent's contribution.

The amount of the child support depends of type of custody, the percentage of time that the children live with their parents. Three basic scenarios are taken into consideration in the calculation of the child support:

1) If both parents are having between 40 % and 60 % of the custody time, we have a situation of shared custody;

2) If one of the parents has more than 60 % of the custody time, this parent is considered as the custodial parent, the one that has the sole custody of the children, and the other parent is considered as    non-custodial parent. If the non-custodial parent has access rights with the children between 20 % and 40 % of the custody time, we have a situation where the non-custodial parent has prolonged access rights;

3) If one of the parents has more than 60 % of the custody time, this parent is considered as the custodial parent, the one that has the sole custody of the children, and the other parent is considered as    non-custodial parent. If the non-custodial parent has access rights with the children less than 20 % of the custody time, we have a situation of where the non-custodial parent has regular access rights;

Here is an example how the amount of the child support will vary according to the type of custody and of type of access rights, prolonged or regular.

If the father is having a gross annual income of 50,000.00 $, if the mother is having a gross annual income of 30,000.00 $, if the parties have two dependent children, the father will have to pay to the mother:

1) the amount of 167.00 $ per month in the first scenario here above (shared custody);

2) the amount of 594.00 $ per month in the second scenario here above (prolonged access rights);

3) the amount of 648.00 $ per month in the third scenario here above (regular access rights);

It is important to note that this is the amount of basic child support (for the cost of lodging, food, clothes). To this basic amount of child support could be added the net child care expenses, the net special expenses and the net post-secondary expenses, depending of each particular situation.

 

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