I have a client whose wife left the family home and is not living common law with a new partner. She left 3 children over the age of 18 but one is a full-time student in a post-secondary institution in another city and one has special needs with an intellectual disability. All of the emphasis to date has been the fact that my client will be liable for spousal support but my reading seems to suggest that child support should be payable. it has been frustrating for this Dad not to be able to find someone who can advocate his position adequately for the sake of his children whereas (I can say this because I’m female) a Mom might have already been awarded child support. It seems that there is a bias against Good Dads. I’m not sure if I can ask you that question but a secondary question is whether a youth over the age of 18 with a proven intellectual disability that receives ODSP can sue his parent (in this case his Mom) for support directly.