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Canada. Department of Justice

Site: Ottawa - 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 Federal Guidelines are a set of rules and tables used to determine child support when parents divorce, and are the law 
* to establish a fair standard of support for children so that they continue to benefit from both parents’ incomes after the separation or divorce 
* to reduce conflict and tension between parents by making the calculation of child support more objective 
* to ensure that parents and children in similar situations are treated the same 
* to make the legal process more efficient and encourage settlements by giving courts and parents guidance about child support 
This guide has general information, instructions and worksheets, as well as other tools to help you make decisions about child support when you separate or divorce 
* The Federal Child Support Guidelines: Step-by-Step
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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