Breakthrough in Child Support Legislation: Coates v. Watson, 2017 ONCJ 454

This case is a monumental breakthrough in family law legislation. A mother challenged the constitutionality of child support provisions. The issue before the Court was whether section 31 of the Family Law Act (FLA) discriminated against adult disabled children of unmarried parents on the basis of parental marital status and disability, violating section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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Child Support For Children Over The Age Of Majority: Coté v. Coté, 2015 ONSC 6924

Given the increasing demand for further education in the marketplace, and the challenges that now face young adults trying to break into the workforce, it is no surprise that children are now becoming financially independent well into their adult years. As such, child support payors may be concerned about whether and how much child support should be paid for their adult children. This case addresses the issue of whether a parent must continue to pay child support for children over the age of majority and, if so, in what amount
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