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British Columbia Child Support Calculator [2019]

British Columbia child support calculator. Works for sole, shared and split custody.
Free and easy B.C. child support calculations in minutes.

British Columbia Child Support Calculator
Updated August 4, 2019

Use this British Columbia Child Support Calculator to calculate child support (also called child maintenance) for sole, shared and split custody parenting. Child support for B.C. is calculated using the Federal Child Support Guidelines and the British Columbia child support tables.

*Important: If one or both parents live outside British Columbia, use the Canada Child Support Calculator instead.

This calculator uses the 2017 guideline amounts, and is appropriate for calculating current support obligations. Contact us if you need to calculate arrears.

In addition to this free calculator, we offer online legal opinions for support, starting at $290. Click here learn more.

Your Income

Spouse's Income

Enter gross income for yourself and your spouse below. This should usually be the number on line 150 of your income tax return.

Step 2: Children

Parenting of Children

Add additional children below using the green button, and select the applicable parenting arrangement.

Child 1:

*Not sure whether your parenting arrangement qualifies as shared? Read our article on shared parenting.

Special Child-Related Expenses

Enter total annual out-of-pocket expenses for all your children's activities, education, and other special child-related expenses.

*Not sure what expenses qualify? Read our guide to section 7 expenses.

Step 3: Calculate

Calculate Child Support

By clicking "calculate" you agree to our terms of use, including that all calculations are estimates only and not legal advice.

Step 4: Analysis

British Columbia Child Support Report

Use the calculator to generate a free report on British Columbia child support for your situation. The report will contain:

Detailed Support Scenarios

Review a detailed analysis of your income and expenses and your spouse's income and expenses.

Monthly Disposable Cash

Compare your monthly free cash flow to that of your spouse, i.e. income remaining after considering tax, B.C. child support and goverment benefits.

Total Income Distribution

Visualize how your combined income could be distributed, showing net income, tax, benefits, and B.C. child support.
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How to Calculate Child Support in British Columbia

B.C. child support is calculated using the Federal Child Support Guidelines and gross parental income. If children live with only one of their parents, only the income of the paying parent is taken into consideration. If the children live with each parent approximately the same amount of time, child support is calculated for each parent separately and the amounts are set-off against each other. The result is that only the higher earning spouse pays child support.

Child support claims can be very complex. Many issues can arise, including the calculation of income, eligibility of section 7 expenses (special expenses) and hardship claims. This website offers basic legal information only. For legal advice and representation in any child-support related matters, we recommend you consult an British Columbia family lawyer. A family lawyer can bring or defend a child support claim on your behalf, and make submissions to the court. Contact us for more information on what a family lawyer can do for you.

More B.C. Child Support Information

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