More and more children are no longer able to leave home when they become adults or are returning home to live with their parents even after completing post-secondary education. There are fewer “empty nests” these days.
There are many reasons for this new trend. What is alarming for divorced parents is that in Ontario you cannot get child support for an adult child living at home unless the child is unable to obtain employment because they are ill or are in school full time. The adult child who is under-employed and is a costly border does not warrant child support. So, if your child returns to your home after graduating from university and is only able to get a job at Mcdonald’s, you are stuck paying the bills.
We have several articles dealing with the issues of child support, custody, and the sharing of expenses on our website. But, alas, there is nothing about seeking child support for the under-employed adult child sleeping in your basement. Sorry. There is no relief for you.