Trusted Toronto Family Law Lawyers for Child Support

At the end of a relationship, where there are children involved, one of the primary concerns is to ensure that the children are provided with adequate care and support. Child support is a complex issue that is influenced by many factors including provincial Child Support Guidelines and individual custody and access arrangements. The experienced family lawyers at Mills & Mills LLP help our clients navigate through the complexities of determining child support by taking the time to explain all relevant considerations and options. We also make ourselves available to clients when needed in order to answer any questions that they may have.

Section 7 Expenses – “Special Expenses”

In determining the amount of child support, the court may also take special expenses (otherwise known as section 7 expenses) into account. These expenses can cover a variety of costs, such as tuition, extra-curricular activities or childcare.

The family law lawyers at Mills & Mills LLP take the time to explain our clients’ rights and obligations with respect to child support, and work to obtain fair and adequate support awards for the client and their children.

Uncovering Hidden Assets to Ensure a Fair Support Order

The disclosure of assets is an important factor when determining child support awards. Failure to disclose finances and assets can result in undesirable and costly consequences being imposed by the court. In situations where the other party appears less than forthright with respect to their own disclosure, our lawyers can do everything possible to uncover hidden assets, and may engage the assistance of experts where necessary.

Changes to Child Support – Variations

Following the initial support order, circumstances occasionally arise that require variation of the original order. For example, the payor’s income could change significantly due to job loss or an increase in salary, or the child may begin post-secondary education. In those situations, we will work to negotiate resolutions with the other party, or apply for orders from the court if necessary.

Contact the Family Law Lawyers at Mills & Mills LLP

To benefit from the expert advice of our family law group with respect to child support considerations, please contact us at 416­-863-0125 or send us an email.

Child Support Lawyers

  • Toni E. Wharton

    Toni E. Wharton


    Toni was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2003, and practiced as a family law barrister in the UK until she moved to Toronto in 2012. Toni was an associate at a leading boutique family law ...

    416-682-7121 | Email
  • Kristen L. Woods

    Kristen L. Woods


    Kristen practices exclusively in all areas of family law. Kristen negotiates and drafts complex cohabitation and marriage contracts, advises clients with respect to their legal rights for custody and ...

    416-682-7116 | Email
  • Doug Beamish

    Doug Beamish


    Doug is a family law and estate litigation lawyer and he joins us as counsel. He has over 35 years’ experience and expertise in all aspects of family law and divorce, including issues involving prop...

    416-682-7149 | Email
  • Victoria Craig

    Victoria Craig


    Victoria joined Mills & Mills LLP as an articling student in 2016 and returned as an associate in 2017. Victoria represents clients in all areas of family law, including child custody, access, chi...

    416-682-7053 | Email
  • Patricia N. Gordon

    Patricia N. Gordon


    Patricia articled with the firm and returned as an associate in 2015. Patricia completed her J.D. at the University of Western Ontario in 2014. Prior to receiving her law degree, she completed ...

    416-682-7146 | Email
  • Gillian Hayes

    Gillian Hayes


    Gillian assists clients in all areas of family law including separation, divorce, custody and access issues, child support, spousal support, domestic contracts, and child protection matters. As a trai...

    416-682-7060 | Email


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