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Child support

Following a divorce or separation, parents are required to provide financial support to their children. This obligation stands whether or not parents were legally married at the time the relationship broke down. Establishing child support is an important component to divorce or separation proceedings, and understanding your responsibilities and rights as a parent can help you to make sound choices for yourself and your children.

Our lawyers at Castle & Associates will help you to determine child support payments within the context of a separation agreement, and will go to court if those amounts are in dispute or payment requires enforcement. We work extensively with Calgary families on a variety of family law matters and can therefore tailor a legal approach appropriate for your legal needs.

Child Support Guidelines

Child support payments are firmly established in Canadian law. Based on federal child support guidelines, the amount you must pay, or can claim from your co-parent, is determined largely by income and the number of children who require support. A lawyer knowledgeable in child support, such as our counsel at Castle & Associates, can help you to understand these guidelines and the child support tables. When income is in dispute, or the amount of child support is otherwise unclear, we can represent you in litigation or dispute resolution proceedings.

As courtroom lawyers, we can make your case in front of a judge and represent you against the other side. Ultimately, we have the experience to stand up for your legal needs.

Legal Services: Disputes Over Child Support In Alberta

To speak with a lawyer about child support payment or enforcement, call us at 1-800-655-9680 toll free or 587-326-0128 within Calgary or contact us online. We will be pleased to schedule a consultation appointment with you.


We are family law litigators who have appeared in all three levels of Alberta courts: Provincial Court, Court of Queen's Bench and Court of Appeal. Our lawyers have nearly 60 years of courtroom experience between them and frequently appear before prominent Alberta judges.

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Castle & Associates accepts private retainer and legal aid clients and serves both with equal vigour and enthusiasm. We encourage anyone interested in learning about our legal services to get in touch with us for a consultation appointment with one of our lawyers.