Does a court have an obligation to reduce a payor’s support obligation when he is sentenced to 22 months in jail?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Gordon v. Wilkins, 2020 ONCJ 115 (CanLII):

[41] In Billingsley v. Billingsley, 2010 ONSC 3381, the court chose not to reduce the payor’s support obligation when he was sentenced to 22 months in jail.

[42] In Stoodley v. Klein, 2013 ONSC 3058, the court did not reduce the payor’s support obligation when he lost his employment due to criminal convictions related to assaulting his wife.

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