Both parents are financially responsible for their children until a child is 18 years of age (the age of majority in Alberta). Sometimes longer when a child is still dependent, for example. B when a child is sick, disabled or full-time at school. Family allowances are the right of every child. It is not a parent`s right. A parent cannot agree to “abandon” family allowances simply because he does not wish to deal with the other parent. When parents separate, the law says they are both responsible for the cost of raising their children. This is also the case when a parent has never lived with the children or the other parent. The parent who has the least time for the children pays family allowances to the other parent to cover the children`s expenses. This parent must pay a certain amount of family allowances each month.
The paying parent must also participate in special expenses for the children, such as day care or football. To assert unreasonable harshness, you must go to court to prove that your second family has a lower standard of living than your first family, unless child support is reduced. The court will take into account the standard of living of both households, the income of all members of the household and the number of persons in each household. If you are the support payer, you will know how to respond to an ISO (Interjurisdictional Support Order) request. A witness should see you sign your agreement, and the witness should sign the document. Cookies prove that your signatures are yours. Cookies can be anyone you trust. Information on parent-parent agreements and the steps to take to request a referral of consent. Parents who “act in the place of a parent” may also have a child support obligation (either voluntarily or imposed by the court). This is the custom among in-laws. If the parent acted as a parent and financially supported the step-child, child support obligations may exist after the parent has divorced the biological parent.
In this case, the court takes into account the maintenance obligations of the biological parents. Thus, the maintenance obligation of the part of the step-parent decreases when one of the biological parents also pays family allowances. Orders for family allowances can have a drastic influence on parents in the years to come. Whether you pay or receive family allowances, it is important to understand your legal rights in this area. Inappropriate subsistence orders for children can affect your personal finances for years to come. You can also hurt your relationship with your child….