When a Couple Separates.

Child Support

Ministère de la Justice

Important Notice

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When a couple separates, one parent may have to make support payments to help the other parent pay for your children’s needs, whether or not you are married. You may be required to pay support even if the children are 18 or over or you have joint custody.

As a rule, the amount of child support is calculated using the Québec model for determining child support payments. 

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