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Old 08-22-2014, 02:31 PM
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Does anyone have experience of being a net payor in a shared custody regime and having been denied their deduction for legal fees? If this is true is it because both parents are technically "payors" of child support and therefore neither can claim legal fees?
What some people do is spell out that each side is receiving child support.

Ie, Bob pays Betty $500 per month for the children Sam and Sally, and Betty pays Bob $700 per month for the children Sam and Sally, with a net payment of $200 per month.

Due to the rules surrounding claiming children as equivalent to spouse, the above is rephrased at some points to read:
Bob pays Betty $500 per month for Sam, and Betty pays Bob $700 per month for Sally, for a net payment of $200 - and each parent claims the child they receive support for, and claim legal fees to obtain the support.

How often this is accepted because CRA approves of the practice, and how often simply because The Gods Are Merciful, is an unknown.
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