ISO stands for the Nova Scotia Interjurisdictional Support Orders (ISO) Act. This is the law that is generally used for getting and changing (‘varying’) support orders involving Nova Scotians and parties who live in other juris
This Fact Sheet is produced by the Department of Justice Canada, and provides general information about the 2017 update to the Federal Child Support Tables (Federal Tables).
What are the Federal Tables?
The Federal Tables are part of the Federal Child Support Guidelines (regulations under the Divorce Act).
On December 28th the Adult Capacity and Decision Making Act will replace the Incompetent Persons Act. This week, in preparation for the act coming into force, Governor-in-Council approved the regulations.
The regulations detail who can carry out capacity assessments, how they are to be conducted and the what is to be included in the report.
Amendments to the Federal Child Support Tables (Schedule I of the Federal Child Support Guidelines) have been approved. The amendments update the tables to reflect more current tax rules.
The amendments were registered on October 23, 2017, and are expected to be published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on November 1, 2017. The updated child support amounts will come into force on November 22, 2017.
Recently there has been case law about how income tax should be calculated in shared custody arrangements where set off child support payments are only paid by the higher income earner to the other parent.
You should get professional advice about the tax implications of your shared custody agreement or order.
The Parenting and Support Act (PSA) replaced the Maintenance and Custody Act on May 26, 2017.
The PSA contains updated definitions around custody and parenting. These changes are explained in the information sheets below.