Update: 2017 Federal Child Support Amounts

January 10, 2018

Effective November 22, 2017, the Federal Child Support Amounts (the Tables) have changed.  This is the second time that the guideline amounts have changed since the implementation of the Federal Child Support Guidelines in 1997 (the other change occurring in 2011).

As with the change in 2011 and as would be expected, the support amounts generally increase, across the board.  For example, for an income of $75,000, support for one child under the 2011 Tables was $682. Under the 2017 Tables, child support for one child is now $700 for that level of income. For 2 children, it was $1,105 and it is now $1,139, for 3 children it was $1,444 and it is now $1,491, and for 4 children it was $1,721 and it is now $1,778.

Note that this increase only applies for child support amounts as at November 22, 2017. For any amounts owing prior to November 22, 2017, child support will be calculated in accordance with the November, 2011 Tables.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, or if you need assistance in calculating your child support entitlement or obligation.