Child Support FAQs

What information is required for an Ontario Child Support Application?

The parent with the obligation to pay support is always required to provide detailed information about his or her income within 30 days after a support application is made. And if the income of the parent with custody is also to be considered when determining the amount of support, that parent must provide the same information.

After support has been ordered by a court, a parent who was required to provide financial information must update this information at the request of the other parent. But this information cannot be requested more than once a year. When making a separation agreement, it is a good idea for the parent receiving support to make sure the agreement sets out a similar obligation for the other parent to update their financial information.