Child support is another legal convention that comes under family law. A parent is typically obliged to pay for the care and support of children out of a relationship that has just ended on account of divorce or separation. Often, a non-custodial parent has to pay to the custodial parent or a guardian or the state (whoever is the caretaker of the child). Child support is generally governed by the Federal or Provicial Support Guidelines. However, the amount of child support you may receive also depends on factors such as the province or territory you live in, the number of children involved, the incomes of the parents, and the custody arrangement made for the child. If you need legal guidance on family law or child support in Edmonton, feel free to schedule a consultation.