Phase 2 of the Survey of Child Support Awards: Final Report

2004-FCY-7E

Prepared by:

Presented to:

Family, Children and Youth Section
Department of Justice Canada

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 represented by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada,
 2005

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

  • Table 4.1 Total Child Support Order Amount in Relation to Table Amount by Paying Parent Income in Sole Custody Cases
  • Table 4.2 Total Child Support Order Amount in Relation to Table Amount by Year of Judgment in Sole Custody Cases
  • Table 4.3 Number of Cases Including Each Component Required by Section 13 of the Child Support Guidelines by Year

LIST OF FIGURES

  • Figure 2.1 Percentage of Cases from Each Participating Province or Territory
  • Figure 2.2 Source Documents Used to Complete Survey
  • Figure 3.1 Type of Order Under the Divorce Act
  • Figure 3.2 Paying and Receiving Parents' Annual Incomes
  • Figure 3.3 Age Breakdown of Children Over the Age of Majority
  • Figure 3.4 Type of Custody Arrangements (as defined by the Guidelines)
  • Figure 4.1 Median Child Support Amounts in Sole Custody Cases by Paying Parent Income and Number of Children
  • Figure 4.2 Percentage of Cases Specifying Special or Extraordinary Expenses Under Section 7 of the Guidelines
  • Figure 4.3 Percentage of Cases Specifying Special or Extraordinary Expenses Under Section 7 of the Guidelines for Cases with Children Under and Over the Age of Majority
  • Figure 4.4 Median Monthly Child Support Award Amounts in Sole, Shared, and Split Custody Cases with Two Children by Paying Parent Income
  • Figure 4.5 Percentage of Cases Containing Information Required by Section 13 of the Federal Child Support Guidelines
  • Figure 4.6 Decision of Variation Application by Applicant
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