Spousal and Child Support

Understanding the Federal Child Support Guidelines is not always a black and white situation. There are numerous factors that play a role in determining the obligations for each case. Parental responsibilities, spousal support, and other consideration can be made clear by a family lawyer.


Issues Related to Child Support

With decades of experience in family law, the child support lawyers at Dreyer Davison in Langley, BC know that even though there are federal child support guidelines in place, it’s not always as easy as simply referring to them during a child support situation. Many other factors can influence the matter. If your family law matter includes child support issues, contact us to learn more about your obligations and rights. Child support is a complicated, delicate matter.


Spousal Support Questions

Spousal support differs greatly from child support. There is no set of standard guidelines to determine how much one spouse should pay another in the event of divorce. Spousal support is determined on a case by case basis and is often negotiated in conjunction with a divorce or separation settlement.


Guardianship, Parental Responsibilities and Time

As of March 18, 2013, the concept of child guardianship has completely changed by coming into the Family Law Act. Using terms like ‘custody’ and ‘access’ imply that there are victors and losers when it comes to parenting. The Family Law Act has replaced these terms with less adversarial terms like ‘guardianship,’ ‘parental responsibilities’ and ‘parenting time.’ This fosters a more productive approach to parenting issues. The change is more than just a semantic shift; it’s a new way of understanding parenting following a separation. This new model supports each parent’s role including different levels of responsibility. At Dreyer Davison Lawyers, the interests of the children involved in any legal situation remain our greatest concern.

Choosing an experienced child support lawyer is one of the smartest decisions you can make when facing any issue related to family law. Our firm has helped hundreds of clients resolve their guardianship, parental responsibilities, and parenting time issues. If you are facing any of these issues, fill out our questionnaire and let us do the same for you.


Contact Dreyer Davison for Your Child Support and Guardianship Questions