Department of Justice

Child Support Guidelines

Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP)

Child Support Guidelines

The Child Support Guidelines are a set of rules and tables for calculating the amount of support that a paying parent should contribute toward his or her children. The table amounts are based on the paying parent's level of income, the number of children, and where the paying parent lives.

In some unusual circumstances, the table amounts may not apply. In all situations, however, the Guidelines are designed to protect the best interests of children, and to ensure that child support is fair, predictable and consistent. The purpose of the Guidelines is to reduce conflict between parents about child support.

If parents are divorced, the Federal Child Support Guidelines apply. They came into effect in May 1997 as regulations under the Canada Divorce Act.

If parents have never married, never lived together, or are separated but not divorced, the Yukon Child Support Guidelines apply. They are similar to the federal guidelines, and came into effect on April 1, 2000 as regulations under the Family Property and Support Act .

The Yukon Tables apply to both divorced and never married parents; they set out the monthly payment amounts when the paying parent lives in the Yukon. If the paying parent lives somewhere else, other rules and Tables apply (see link below).


Government of Canada

Canadian Child Support Information

Related Links - Please Note: The following links are for information purposes only. While very similar, specific laws and procedures in other provinces and territories may not apply to the Yukon.