Here's my situation. I live in Dresden, Ontario. My sons father lives in Chatham, Ontario. Dresden is a very small town,

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Customer: Hello.So here's my situation. I live in Dresden, Ontario. My sons father lives in Chatham, Ontario. Dresden is a very small town, and Chatham is a small city with little to no job and education opportunities.Our son is 2. The father agreed for me and our son to move to Calgary, Alberta. He wants to see our son during winter break, and for 2 months in the summer. This is fine with me. I asked him to split the travel costs if we go by plane, and he won't travel with our son, it would all have to be me. I would be the one spending many hours of travel a year for this.I told him if he split the travel costs of the plane during the year (about 4000 total, we did the math, as I don't see any potential jobs allowing me to take 2.5 months off work a year, so I would need to drop off our son and go back to Calgary) that I wouldn't require him to pay child support any more, as I know he can't afford to pay both. He currently pays me 4200 a year in child support, decided by the income table. He refuses to pay half the travel if it's by plane, but instead wants us to take a plane to Toronto, Ontario, and then take a train, as it is cheaper.As I stated, our child is 2. This would result in a 7+ hour trip for him. I know my son, and he gets miserable and restless during an hour long car ride, let alone 7+ hours.Am I being unreasonable? I think I'm being very reasonable. As it is currently he only sees our son a month and a half total per year, which is his choice. We worked out that if I move, he can see him for 2.5 months a year (again, his choice). So if he agreed to my terms he would be seeing our son more than he does now, AND he would be paying less than he would with child support.He refuses to budge on this and I don't know what to do. I don't want to add more stress by making our son travel for a longer period when it isn't necessary. I also don't want to go to court about this if I don't need to.Thanks,
Megan.
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I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

If this went to court and the court allowed you to move, the court would require that the father pay you full child support for the full year so for each month but the court would also require you to pay all of the transportation costs because you are the one moving away.

But what you should also know is that if the father contested your moving it is quite likely the case of the court would not allow you to move the child so far away from his father.

I'll take all those facts into account when you negotiate what you can with the father.

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that makes sense . Thank you
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He wants to know if him paying child support is just for that year, or ongoing
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He has to pay child support based on his gross annual income and the federal child support guidelines until your child reaches the age of majority and then even after that if your child remains living at home when not away from school and attends school full-time.

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