Federal Child Support Guidelines

January 16, 2012

The Government of Canada has made changes to the tables in the Federal Child Support Guidelines, which came into effect December 31st, 2011.  Since those tables are used to calculate child support under both the Divorce Act and the Family Law Act, these changes apply to all child support obligations in Alberta. This document explains the effect of the table amendments on child support in Alberta. 

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The Government of Canada maintains a website with information on child support including an online look-up to determine basic child support amounts according to guideline income and number of children.  

Visit the Government of Canada's 2011 Amendments to Federal Child Support Tables web page.