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Nba2709 11-14-2019 05:16 PM

Post secondary and living arrangements
 
Hi,
If my kid goes to post secondary but lives in a rental condo I purchase, are they considered to be living at home (and will my ex need to continue paying CS), or will it be considered “living away”?

rockscan 11-14-2019 05:18 PM

You will still need to contribute to heat hydro, food, water etc.

When you calculate it out, the price may be the same as cs.

Plus you are on the hook for the costs of the condo.

standing on the sidelines 11-14-2019 05:22 PM

To me that is not living at home as it is a rental. It is not your primary residence.

HammerDad 11-15-2019 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by standing on the sidelines (Post 239414)
To me that is not living at home as it is a rental. It is not your primary residence.

My leaning is with this as well.

The child's primary residence for the duration of the school year would not be the custodial parents address. So c/s would cease. The costs for the condo for the child to attend I think would be split the same as other post secondary costs, 1/3rd to the child and the remaining 2/3rds to the parents proportionally to income.

rockscan 11-15-2019 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by HammerDad (Post 239421)
My leaning is with this as well.



The child's primary residence for the duration of the school year would not be the custodial parents address. So c/s would cease. The costs for the condo for the child to attend I think would be split the same as other post secondary costs, 1/3rd to the child and the remaining 2/3rds to the parents proportionally to income.



But the custodial parent could argue the living expenses are not necessary as kid could live with them therefore they are not paying them.

Berner_Faith 11-15-2019 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by rockscan (Post 239423)
But the custodial parent could argue the living expenses are not necessary as kid could live with them therefore they are not paying them.


That’s assuming the parents live in the same location as the school. I have a few friends who had parents purchase homes in the city they went to school to save on costs


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rockscan 11-15-2019 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Berner_Faith (Post 239424)
That’s assuming the parents live in the same location as the school. I have a few friends who had parents purchase homes in the city they went to school to save on costs


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True but I have a feeling this is more about not paying support. I could be wrong but some questions are popping up in my head.

Berner_Faith 11-15-2019 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by rockscan (Post 239425)
True but I have a feeling this is more about not paying support. I could be wrong but some questions are popping up in my head.



Actually if you read the first post it seems they want their ex to continue paying support while the child lives in the condo


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rockscan 11-15-2019 09:58 AM

Yes but if you read the other thread they started you can see my thoughts...

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Originally Posted by Nba2709 (Post 239401)
Hi my kid is planning to live with my ex for university. I have set up an RESP after our divorce and I’m the sole contributor. Can the excess RESP be used towards child support?

Will I need to pay full child support (table amount) AND extraordinary expenses? Will my RESP contributions count as MY contribution to her university fees or will it be considered the child’s contribution?

Thanks in advance for advice!


Berner_Faith 11-15-2019 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by rockscan (Post 239427)
Yes but if you read the other thread they started you can see my thoughts...



Yes I have read the other thread... it’s once again parents trying to one up each other. Rather than thinking of the children one wants CS and the other doesn’t want to pay


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