Child support disputes burgeoning

Laura Paris says courts can overrule termination language for adult child support.

By Julius Melnitzer | January 5, 2023

As inflation persists and a recession hovers, disputes over child support, including its continuation past age 18, are burgeoning.

“Child support, which is reviewable annually, has become a bigger issue with inflation as there’s no automatic cut-off when a child becomes an adult,” says Laura Paris of Toronto family law boutique Shulman & Partners LLP. “And today’s high-cost living means more adult children depend on their parents.”

Indeed, continuing child support is an issue even for the wealthy. MORE

Julius Melnitzer is a Toronto-based legal affairs writer, ghostwriter, writing coach and media trainer. Readers can reach him at [email protected] or


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