On May 1, 1997 new laws respecting child support came into force, including Federal
Child Support Guidelines and additional federal enforcement measures
to help the provinces and territories ensure that family support obligations
are respected. For additional information on the Federal Child Support
Guidelines and their application, please visit the following links:
About federal child support laws in Canada
Ten things you need to know
Gives general information, including answers to frequently asked questions.
Eight steps to calculating child
How to use the Federal Child Support Guidelines.
Enforcement of support orders
A overview of the Canadian system of support enforcement, links to provincial
and territorial maintenance enforcement programs and information on international
enforcement and interjurisdictional legislation.
Laws and regulations
The Divorce Act, the Federal Child Support Guidelines, a list of selected
case law and other federal laws concerning child support.
Links to related sites
Includes provincial and territorial child support programs, custody and access
information and the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency.
Includes workbooks, simplified tables, research reports and background information.