When a Couple Separates

Child Support

Ministère de la Justice

Applying for Child Support or for the Review of a Child Support Amount

To apply for child support, you must  

  • claim child support using one of the examples provided in any of the following publications, depending on your situation:
      • Joint Application for Divorce on a Draft Agreement
      • Joint Application for Review of Accessory Measures after a divorce, separation from bed and board or dissolution of a civil union
      • Joint Application for the Determination of Custody, Access and Child Support for de facto spouses who are separating
  • calculate the amount of the child support payments by completing the forms in the brochure entitled The Québec Model for the determination of child support payments: Guide and enter that amount in your application 
  • enclose the required documents with the application
  • file all of the documents with the clerk’s office of the Superior Court in the judicial district where one of the spouses resides
To change the amount of child support payable, you must
  • apply for a review of the child support amount using one of the examples provided in the brochure entitled Joint Application for the Determination of Custody, Access and Child Support for de facto spouses who are separating (replace “determination” by “review” everywhere in the application)
  • calculate the new amount of child support by completing the forms in the brochure entitled The Québec Model for the determination of child support payments: Guide and enter that amount in your application 
  • enclose the required documents with the application
  • file all of the documents with the clerk’s office of the Superior Court in the judicial district where one of the spouses resides
Absent an agreement, spouses are advised to contact a lawyer. You can search for a lawyer using the “Trouver un avocat” online service.
 
You can search for a judicial district using the “Search for judicial district” online service.
 

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