Amazines Free Article Archive
www.amazines.com - Monday, January 21, 2019
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at Amazines.com
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Google
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
CATEGORIES
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133275)
 Advice (160797)
 Affiliate Programs (34733)
 Art and Culture (73655)
 Automotive (145568)
 Blogs (75014)
 Boating (9841)
 Books (17129)
 Buddhism (4122)
 Business (1328058)
 Business News (426293)
 Business Opportunities (366246)
 Camping (10950)
 Career (72755)
 Christianity (15838)
 Collecting (11636)
 Communication (115050)
 Computers (241948)
 Construction (38978)
 Consumer (49651)
 Cooking (17059)
 Copywriting (6567)
 Crafts (18210)
 Cuisine (7537)
 Current Affairs (20374)
 Dating (45771)
 EBooks (19684)
 E-Commerce (48190)
 Education (185140)
 Electronics (83430)
 Email (6389)
 Entertainment (159799)
 Environment (28931)
 Ezine (3038)
 Ezine Publishing (5443)
 Ezine Sites (1552)
 Family & Parenting (110887)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196377)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11841)
 Feng Shui (130)
 Finance & Investment (310217)
 Fitness (105889)
 Food & Beverages (62825)
 Free Web Resources (7936)
 Gambling (30212)
 Gardening (25069)
 Government (10519)
 Health (629146)
 Hinduism (2190)
 Hobbies (44026)
 Home Business (91543)
 Home Improvement (251244)
 Home Repair (46102)
 Humor (4808)
 Import - Export (5444)
 Insurance (45093)
 Interior Design (29544)
 International Property (3485)
 Internet (190960)
 Internet Marketing (146288)
 Investment (22822)
 Islam (1168)
 Judaism (1357)
 Law (80452)
 Link Popularity (4592)
 Manufacturing (20818)
 Marketing (98734)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18211)
 Music (26997)
 New to the Internet (9475)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129605)
 Organizing (7798)
 Party Ideas (11855)
 Pets (38084)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12668)
 Public Speaking (5620)
 Publishing (7522)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126602)
 Recreation & Leisure (95248)
 Relationships (87436)
 Research (16155)
 Sales (80295)
 Science & Technology (110134)
 Search Engines (23445)
 Self Improvement (153075)
 Seniors (6223)
 Sexuality (35940)
 Small Business (49277)
 Software (82934)
 Spiritual (23464)
 Sports (116460)
 Tax (7658)
 Telecommuting (34075)
 Travel & Tourism (306984)
 UK Property Investment (3117)
 Video Games (13420)
 Web Traffic (11724)
 Website Design (56795)
 Website Promotion (36556)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35758)
Author Spotlight
HANVEY HUANG

I'm a Chief Operated Officer from KIMKOO Mattress machinery.The pen is mightier than the sword.so I ...more
ALFRED MEARS

Former English Teacher; Musician (20+ years); Freelance Writer ...more
BILL THOMAS

Bob has been involved with E-Commerce and Internet Marketing for several years. He also contributes ...more
ANNE-MARIE RONSEN

Anne-Marie RONSEN is the author of many wealth and self development books for women. Get high-conver...more
SHOVON JOARDER

Shovon Joarder has been working as Freelance Marketing Project Manager for over four years. He also ...more


Step Children: What? I Pay Child Support For Them? by Aaron Lessing






Article Author Biography
Step Children: What? I Pay Child Support For Them? by
Article Posted: 09/13/2012
Article Views: 1432
Articles Written: 3
Word Count: 775
Article Votes: 2
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Step Children: What? I Pay Child Support For Them?


 
Advice,Free Web Resources,Law
As a practicing family law lawyer in British Columbia, I see many clients wince and squirm when they find out their soon-to-be-ex may claim child support against them for the step-children even when their ex gets child support from the biological parent. How can this be? Isn't this double dipping or something? The problem is even worse for people where the divorce scenario is such that a high income earner with an income of $150,000 per year and up has three step children and the biological parent earns only $50,000 per year. At first blush the Federal Child Support Guidelines (the "FCSG") suggest there might be a whopping monthly payment of $2000 to $3000 per month (less the $998 from the biological parent)coming as the kiss goodbye! Yikes. Forget the new Audi R8, you may be driving the old Toyota Prius for a while.

What is the obligation? To assist you we need to understand some basic legal structure that applies to the step-parent child support case.

In Canada and in British Columbia, the FCSGs provide that in the circumstance where a person "stands in the place of a parent" (that is a fancy legal phrase which really means "step-parent") the obligation to pay child support is not necessarily the same as the obligation to pay child support for a natural child. For a natural child, the obligation is clear because a parent must pay child support based on a table which dictates how much child support is paid by reference to the amount of income earned. To figure out how much a step-parent must pay introduces an element of discretion as to the amount payable and determining how to exercise that discretion becomes the real issue. Unfortunately for step-parents the amount of child support payable on the Guidelines is considered but there is also consideration as to the biological parent's legal duty to support the child as well. To put it in simple terms you start off by looking at the step-parents income and the biological parent's income but you don't stop there.

So where is the good news for step-parents? There is relief from some of the obligation when you look at the precedent found in the case law concerning a step-parent's obligation. What is important to remember is that the law treats step-parents fairly if they present the facts or rely on the facts that will help them. If not handled properly, quite honestly step-parents can be hammered on child support for step-children. I will provide a few of the various available facts used to reduce the legal obligation:

a. the relationship with step-child. Where a step child wants nothing to do with a step parent, this can be an important consideration. Support can be reduced when the child relationship with the step-parent evaporates or diminishes on separation;

b. the length of the relationship. Shorter step-parent relationships with children generally mean an increased likelihood that support will be reduced; and

c. new relationships. If a parent seeks child support from a step-parent and has entered into another relationship, this raises the likelihood of reducing support.

The obligation to pay child support for a step-child has an unfortunate reality. The concept behind step-parent child support is that the child has a right to the standard of living enjoyed while being supported by and living with the step-parent. Accordingly it may be very important for step-parents who think that their relationship with their spouse might be on thin ice to carefully assess what kind of life-style they provide for the step children. Providing a higher standard of living may just lead to a more significant obligation if the relationship ends.

Sadly sometimes step children don't know how to process their relationship with their biological parent and a concurrent step-parent relationship and can lead to a circumstance where step children don't treat step parents too well. These step parents need to be cognizant that even in this circumstance, if the marriage or relationship ends, the salt in the wound might be a child support obligation to a step-child. Knowing what is legally possible to do to reduce the obligation for these children may turn out to be very important if you are separating or divorcing and you have step children.

Aaron Lessing is a family law lawyer who practices law in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada with Lessing Brandon & Company. Aaron has a wonderful wife and daughter and they love to spend time together in beautiful British Columbia. Aaron Lessing is considered to be one of the best divorce lawyers in South Surrey, British Columbia.

Related Articles - stepchildren, child support, lawyer, British Columbia, Vancouver,







Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.

 

Do you Agree or Disagree? Have a Comment? POST IT!

 Reader Opinions 
Submit your comments and they will be posted here.
Make this comment or to the Author only:
Name:
Email:
*Your email will NOT be posted. This is for administrative purposes only.
Comments: *Your Comments WILL be posted to the AUTHOR ONLY if you select PRIVATE and to this PUBLIC PAGE if you select PUBLIC, so write accordingly.
 
Please enter the code in the image:



 Author Login 
LOGIN
Register for Author Account

 

Advertiser Login

 

ADVERTISE HERE NOW!
   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  

 

Great Paranormal Romance

World News


STEPHEN BYE

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more
LAURA JEEVES

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more
GENE MYERS

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more
SUSAN FRIESEN

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media...more
STEVERT MCKENZIE

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more
MICHAEL BRESCIANI

Rev Bresciani is the author of two Christian books. One book is an important and concisely written b...more
GITESH TRIVEDI

Working as Technical Lead in Dbametrix Solutions. Have an experience of 12+ years in Oracle domain. ...more
NANETTE VICTORIA

Nanette Victoria Spiritual Coach and Intuitive Guide (over 27 years experience) Spiritual Ministe...more
JAVIER VBOIX

For the time being just a newbie in the Insurance Industry but a quick learner, soon-to-be expert Ja...more
SANDY FISCHEL

Sandy Fischel is the marketing director at And Above All YOGA, a wholly owned division of The Fische...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2019, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from wikipedia.org under the GNU FDL license