Canada Supreme Court to Hear Child Support Case

The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to review a case from Alberta in which the court ordered four men to pay retroactive increases in their child support. Here’s a story about it from the Edmonton Sun, and another from CTV.

The plan in Canada has been to require parents to notify each other of their current income and adjust child support as their incomes change. The court’s order effectively requires child support payers to “top up” their payments upon review, based on what they should have been paying had they adjusted their child support along the way.