What is child support?

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The law requires both parents to contribute to the financial support of their children regardless of who is living with the children. Most commonly, the parent with whom the child lives will receive child support from the other parent. Step-parents may be required to pay support for a child if they have acted in the…

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What are restraining orders? How can I get one?

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Many abusive men engage in ongoing strategies of harassment and intimidation against their partner even after they separate. Restraining orders are an important tool of the family court to help keep women and their children in these situations safe. A family court judge can issue a restraining order if the applicant provides sufficient evidence that…

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What is child protection and the CAS?

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The Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) is the Ontario law dealing with child protection. Its purpose is to promote the best interests, protection and well-being of children. The CFSA authorizes children’s aid societies (CAS) to: investigate allegations or evidence that a child may be in need of protection protect, care for and supervise such…

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