The American rapper, professionally known as Future alleges that the mother of his child, Eliza Seraphin, is treating the child like an ATM to get child support from him. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Future claimed that Eliza referred to their 9-month-old child by the nickname “check baby,” a term his lawyers defined as “slang terminology describing a child conceived solely for the purposes of extorting monies from the father of a child in the child support setting.”
Not only is Future contesting the amount of child support payable, but he is also questioning the child’s paternity. Based on Eliza’s financial affidavit, which details her monthly expenses, Future argued that the child only needs around $450 per month for support purposes.
The Ontario Child Support Guidelines
Putting aside the issue of paternity, if this case were to happen in Ontario, child support would presumptively be calculated under section 3 of the Ontario Child Support Guidelines. The guidelines provide a table prescribing monthly child support payments based on the payor’s gross annual income and the number of children to which child support applies.
The Guidelines apply to payors who earn an annual income ranging from $8,000 to $150,000. However, the Table amount set out in section 3 of the Guidelines might not apply to payors with incomes above $150,000. In those cases, the Court may instead use section 4 of the Guidelines and consider the conditions, means, needs and other circumstances of the children, including any special and extraordinary expenses of the children, as well as the financial ability of each spouse to support the children.
Nevertheless, the Court tends to use the Table formula until the payor’s annual income is excessively significant to the point that the monthly child support amount becomes unconscionable.
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