Reduced Income & Child Support – Hatt v Heather, 2021 ABQB 878

An important decision out of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Hatt v Heather, 2021 ABQB 878, wherein the payor parent sought a retroactive reduction to on-going section 3 and section 7 child support payments due to his reduced income.

Lema J considered relevant case law concluding that a variation of income of less than 10% does not constitute a sufficient material change to warrant a variation to child support (para 22). The Court also emphasized that, in child support cases, the parties must provide each other with disclosure of income and section 7 expenses at least once per annum.

For those interested, check out the full case on CanLii: https://canlii.ca/t/jk6jb
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