How much child support must be paid?

3. Decide if there are reasons for less support

Sometimes a parent may not have to pay or may pay less than the table amount of child support.

The court looks at the facts of your case to see if:

  • the parent is a step-parent
  • there is a parenting arrangement like or , which used to be called and
  • the payor parent has or financial difficulties that make it very hard for them to pay child support
  • there is a child over the age of majority, which means 18 years old or older
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