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Unit 4: Family Law

CHAPTER 14: CHILDREN AND FAMILY LAW

E-ACTIVITY: CHILD SUPPORT AND ENFORCEMENT MEASURES IN CANADA (p. 434)

Activity: Create an Organizer on Child Support and Enforcement in Canada

If a divorcing couple has children, how can the children be financially supported? How can this support be ensured? What mechanisms help enforce support orders?

Find out more about child support and enforcement measures in Canada by completing the accompanying organizer.

  1. Visit the Department of Justice for Canada and research the Federal Child Support Guidelines. Record your findings in the organizer below. Click here if you would like to download the organizer.
CHILD SUPPORT AND ENFORCEMENT ORGANIZER
When did the guidelines come into effect?
 
Identify the 3 key aspects of the reforms.

 

What are the Federal Child Support Guidelines?

 

Briefly explain the new tax change.

 

What changes were made in the area of enforcement?

 

What are the types of support orders and agreements?

 

What level of government has jurisdiction over the enforcement of child support?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  1. Select the Department of Justice press release on the success of the Federal Child Support Guidelines and summarize the main concepts. Highlight new recommendations for the federal child support guidelines.
  2. For a list of selected case law and summaries on child support, visit the Department of Justice Web site. Select one of the child support cases identified and briefly summarize the main issue in the case.
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