Spousal Support Lawyer Toronto
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Spousal support payments may be owed from one spouse to the other, upon separation. Spousal support is not automatic like child support. The spouse seeking support must establish that he or she is entitled to it. Factors that are considered include (1) length of relationships – married or common law (2) difference in net income (3) if the couple has children (4) the role each spouse had in the relationship.
Spousal support may be awarded for compensatory, non compensatory or contractual support, or a combination of any of theses. Or there may be no support awarded. The duration and amount of spousal support payments are often guided by the Spousal Support Guidelines.