Ask a Canada Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Hello, thank you for the question. I like that it's to the point.
This will take some back-and-forth between us.
Let's start with the instrument that calls for support. Is it a court order, or domestic contract / separation agreement? I assume that the two children reside primarily with mother? Who has custody?
If the former, when was it made and at which level of court? If the latter, when was it executed?
Is the support being paid directly to your ex or through the FRO?
OK, thanks for that.
What does the agreement say exactly about support and section 7? You can type it out here, or scan and attach or even take a photo of that page and attach if that's more convenient.
What's your relationship with your stepchild like?
When was that amending contract signed?
Regarding that stepchild, why are you not having any kind of relationship? Did she reject you as a parental figure? if so, when did that happen?
And that order you sent appears to be from mid 2007. It mentions three children, what's going on with that?
And can I see the relevant portions of the amending agreement?
I'm going out for lunch with my son, I'll be back this afternoon and we'll continue.
Should I assume that your ex isn't giving you information about the child's attendance at school, costs associated, and your section 7 share? Have you been exchanging your annual income information?
Just checking in. I'll review the document you sent and read what you wrote soon.
This isn't a typical question, interpreting court orders/agreements as applying to stepchildren. Trust me when I say that it's complicated.
I'll reply later today after I've read and given it some thought. No need to reply, I just didn't want you to worry. You've paid good money to the site and I intend to give you that money's worth.
I'm back, and I'm very sorry that I left you hanging. Normally when I leave a question for 24 hours another expert will step in to finish helping the site's customer. Nobody did so this time, and I feel badly about that.
Something came up in my office and then I got busy over the weekend with family stuff.
If you have a subscription, you could ask the site to close the thread and to not have it count towards your question limit. If you don't have a subscription then you've put a cash deposit down to the site in order to start this question thread, and you can ask for that deposit back.
Maybe you have consulted with a lawyer of your own and got the help you need, in which case there's no reason for us to continue.
But if you want to continue, I'm here. I hope I can give you good information and value for the money you've given to the site. Shall we continue? It's entirely up to you.