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Old 02-15-2007, 03:40 PM
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Question child and spousal support

My ex husband and I have shared custody (50/50), how do we calculate child and spousal support? I see the federal and provincial charts for child support and it says on the webiste that for shared custody the spousal support should be the net disposable income shared 50/50, but how do the two supports (child and spousal) work out? Are the two separate amounts? In the States, child support is paid until children leave school and spousal support is only paid for half the duration of the years of the marriage. Are the two supports worked out differently and if so how long does he have to go on paying for?

Does spousal and/or child support take into account having to pay rent? In other words, does the spouse who earns more have to provide a housing for spouse and kids (in shared custody agreement pointed out above) on top of spousal and child support he pays?