What is the effect of a parent's interpretation of a child support order?

Saskatchewan, Canada


The following excerpt is from Hooper v Pelletier, 2016 SKQB 256 (CanLII):

She followed up those comments with a pithy summary in Buhler v Buhler, 2012 SKQB 366: 22 All this leads me to conclude that in the present child support dispute, the parents are simply interpreting matters to their respective advantage. What the parties intended, or thought they intended is beside the point. The parties' interpretation of the order is irrelevant: see Randell v. Randell, 2012 SKQB 350. Rather, it is how the order should be interpreted by the objective observer, read in its ordinary sense, and having regard to the context in which it was made.

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