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New Child Support Guidelines

In November 2017, the much-anticipated new Federal Child Support Guideline came into effect. This is the first time that the table amounts have been increased in more than five years.

Overall, the increase is nominal. For example, a parent earning $100,000 per year with two children will be paying only $55 more per month under the new tables. This translates into an increase of just under 4%.

Based on the Consumer Price Index, the cost of living in Ontario has increased by 12.2% since 2011 meaning the new guidelines fall short of keeping up with the cost of living. *

Below is a table providing some examples between the old tables and the new tables.

Number of Children Payor’s Income December 2011

Table

November 2017

Tables

Amount of Increase Per Month
         
 

1

$50,000 $450 $461 $11
$100,000 $880 $910 $30
$150,000 $1,263 $1,299 $36
         
 

2

$50,000 $743 $755 $12
$100,000 $1,416 $1,471 $55
$150,000 $2,012 $2,077 $65
         
 

3

$50,000 $959 $977 $18
$100,000 $1,845 $1,920 $75
$150,000 $2,611 $2,698 $87

You can visit the government’s updated child support calculator to see how these changes will impact your family: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/fl-df/child-enfant/2017/look-rech.asp#Lookup or contact a family law lawyer.

*Note: 12.2% is based on the Consumer Price Index for “All Items” being 120.1 in 2011 and 132.3 in October 2017.

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