Spousal Support

Spousal Support Whitby LawyersThe law views spousal relationships as financial partnerships. When the partnership breaks down, the person with more income or assets may have to pay support to the other. At the same time, the law expects adults to look after their own needs to the best of their abilities.

Spousal Support Whitby LawyersTo decide on how much spousal support and the length of time that it should be paid, the law says that judges must consider a number of factors, including how much the person asking for support needs to meet his or her needs, and how much the other person can afford to pay. A person may claim support to help him or her become financially self-sufficient or to keep from ending up in serious financial difficulty.

Spousal Support Whitby LawyersAdvisory Spousal Support Guidelines are available to help parties discuss the appropriate amount of spousal support to be paid. If the parties proceed to court, the court may consider these guidelines in determining how much spousal support should be paid, but they are not binding.

 

Spousal Support

Spousal Support
http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/pi/fcy-fea/spo-epo/index.html
Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines
http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/pi/fcy-fea/spo-epo/g-ld/spag/index.html

 

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