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Canada. Department of Justice

Site: Mailing Address

Service: Child Support Guidelines

Contact Information
Office Phone Toll free 1-888-373-2222
TTY Phone 1-800-267-7676
Fax 613-990-8197
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Agency Information
Description (Agency) The Department of Justice works to ensure that Canada's justice system is as fair, accessible and efficient as possible. The Department helps the federal government to develop policy and to draft and reform laws as needed. At the same time, it acts as the government's legal adviser, providing legal counsel and support, and representing the Government of Canada in court.
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Funding Federal
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) The regulations for setting child support payments under the federal Divorce Act are called the Federal Child Support Guidelines. The guidelines consist of a set of rules and tables for calculating the amount of support that a paying parent should contribute towards his or her children. There are also child support guidelines in provincial and territorial laws. The ones that apply depend on the situation.  
The Federal Child Support Guidelines: Step-by-Step provide assistance in determining which guidelines apply to a case
Hours Telephone Information officers Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon and 1 pm-4 pm * messages left after hours or on statutory holidays will be returned during business hours
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or visit the website for information
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Ottawa
Mailing Address c/o Family, Children and Youth Section, Department of Justice Canada 
284 Wellington St 
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H8
Physical Access Not Applicable - telephone and online service only
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Government / Legal
HCSD Sub Heading Community Legal Services ; Legal Education / Information
Service Categories Child Support Assistance/Enforcement ; Legal Information Services ~ Divorce/Custody/Support Issues

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