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Child support when you are on OW or ODSP

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Child support rules in family law

Family law says that all parents must support their "dependent" children.

Children are usually dependent until they are at least 18 years old and sometimes longer.

Parents must provide financial support even if they have never lived with their child. This is true even if the parents have never been married to each other or lived together.

When parents do not live together, it's often the parent who the child lives with who has more expenses for the child.

The other parent must help by paying money to the parent the child lives with. This is called child support.