How is child support calculated in alberta

In Alberta, child support is calculated based on each parent’s ability to pay. Generally, the non-custodial parent pays child support for children under 18 years old and the custodial parent receives child support for children who are under 18 years old and are in their care.In order to calculate child support in Alberta, we first need to know the Child Support Basic Thresholds. The Child Support Basic Thresholds are:1.) The number of children you have living with you2.) The number of children the other parent has living with them3.) The income of both parents (includes their salary, benefits, self-employed income)4.) If you have a disability or disability adjusted income, the percentage of that disability5.) If one parent has financial responsibility for the child (i.e. domestic partner or birth mother), the amount those expenses are deducted from your income.

Is child support considered income in Alberta?

If you are looking for a quick and easy answer to this question then the answer is no, child support is not considered income in Alberta. However if you are looking for the exact legal definition of child support then it can be found in Section 58 of the Family Maintenance Act which states that child support is an order made by a court that obligates one party (the parent receiving child support) to provide financial assistance to another party (the parent providing child support) which is intended to meet the basic needs of the child.

Do you have to pay child support if you have 50/50 custody in Alberta?

The answer to this question depends on a few things, such as:- How long have you and your child been in Alberta?- What is the custody arrangement?- What is the income of each parent?- How much would child support be?

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