What is the current income of the payor spouse for child support under the Child Support Guidelines?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Clark v. Clark, 2014 ONCJ 493 (CanLII):

[19] Both parties provided case law on the issues to be determined by the court. The mother referred to the case of Thompson v. Thompson 2013 ONSC 5500, a decision of Chappel J. of the Superior Court of Justice. In paragraph 84, Chappel J. refers to s. 16 of the CSG which provides that a spouse’s annual income is to be determined by sections 17 to 20 of the Act. She goes on to state that section 16 does not require the court to ‘blindly’ use the previous year’s income for determining child support, but that the court should determine the current income of the payor spouse. In determining current income, the court should rely on the most current information available.

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