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What are the child support obligations of step-parents to their step-children?

What child support obligations do step-parents have to their step-children? Can a person, not the biological parent of a child, who assumes a parental role to a partner’s child, abandon that role after the breakdown of the relationship? Statutory law In Ontario, child support can be requested either through an application brought under the Divorce Act, which applies to divorces, or an application brought under the Family law Act, which applies to both married and unmarried couples. Under s. 1(1) of Ontario’s Family Law Act, a “child” is defined to include a person whom a parent has demonstrated a settled intention to treat as a child of his or her family. A “parent” is similarly defined as i

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