Does a child need to undergo a period of adjustment to become self-supporting?

Alberta, Canada

The following excerpt is from Renouf v. Bertol-Renouf, 2004 ABQB 885 (CanLII):

Similarly, Hall J. in Clattenburg v. Clattenburg, [2002] N.S.J. No. 357 (S.C. (Fam.Div.)) stated that a child does not necessarily cease to come within the definition immediately upon the happening of an event, such as completing his or her formal education. A period of adjustment may be necessary to enable the child to become established in the work force or otherwise become self‑supporting. During this period one parent or the other should not be saddled with the full burden of supporting the child.

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