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Are you truly receiving a fair amount of child support?

Many Ontario parents are required to make child support payments in hopes of ensuring their children are able to maintain a normal lifestyle. When determining child support amounts, a judge will look at the total amount of each parent's gross income along with how many children there are to support in order to determine which parent will be the payor and the amount of child support owed.

The one who ultimately pays child support has to be transparent about all income and must provide proof of such by way of pay stubs, income tax returns and anything else that shows income. But what if you suspect that your former partner is hiding assets so that they don't figure into what he or she is supposed to pay for your children, and what are the clues that this is actually happening?

How can you best spot these clues?

If you find out your former partner is taking on jobs that pay cash, chances are he or she may not be declaring those funds. Also, if he or she isn't working at a steady job, yet doesn't seem to have a problem financially, that may be another clue. There are a lot of ways that your former partner could be hiding assets.

Some of the means you could use to determine if this is indeed the case include the following:

  • Hire a private investigator.
  • Look for evidence that his or her lifestyle doesn't match what he or she supposedly earns.
  • Check bank and credit card statements if you can.
  • Try to find proof that he or she has more than one job.

If you and your former partner have an amicable enough of a relationship to sit down and figure out payment amounts for your children's needs, chances are you'll be able to sidestep the court room. However, if you have an inkling he or she isn't being totally forthcoming about his or her gross income, you could always reiterate the point that a judge could ultimately make that decision.

A judge has the authority to impute income by deciding that the person who pays support earns or has the potential to earn more than he or she is reporting.

Where to turn for help

If you and your former partner are having trouble agreeing on child support payments, or if you are having any other support-related issues, there are resources available to help you. Obtaining legal counsel may prove to be in the best interests of both you and your children by ensuring an adequate amount of child support is ultimately determined.

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