Spousal Support

Finances are the most common concern when considering a separation or divorce from your spouse. Whether you are the higher or lower income earner, the subject of your finances is crucial, and often the indicator of your quality of life, going forward.

You or your spouse may be entitled to claim spousal support, regardless of whether you were married or in a common-law relationship.

When determining if spousal support should be paid, the first hurdle is to determine whether the spouse claiming support is legally entitled to spousal support. There are many factors that are consider. These include, but not limited to:

  • the length of the relationship;
  • ​the roles or duties performed by each spouse during cohabitation;
  • the education of the parties;
  • the parties’ standard of living during the relationship;
  • the age of the parties at separation;
  • the medical or health condition of the party claiming support;
  •  the needs and expenses of the parties; and
  • the parties’ respective incomes.

Whether you are the support recipient or payor, consulting an experienced family law lawyer about your potential rights, risks, and obligations regarding spousal support is the only way to ensure that your rights will be protected.

If you would like to speak with one of our lawyers regarding any issues surrounding spousal support. please contact us at (416) 840-1475 or schedule your free initial consultation here.

 

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The new term for custody is decision-making responsibility for most family law cases. If you have a child protection case, the term custody may still be used.⁠
Decision-making responsibility or custody is the right to make important decisions about how to care for and raise a child. It includes the right to make decisions about the child's health, education, religion, and important extra-curricular activities.⁠

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It is best that as parents, you ensure both you and your spouse avoid any form of parental alienation with your child. Both you and your spouse should maintain regular contact with your child and ensure that communication is always positive and conflict-free. In addition, it can be helpful to speak positively about your spouse with the child to ensure that they still feel comfortable with both you and your spouse.⁠

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The Federal Child Support Guidelines contain an easy-to-use table for each province and territory to determine how much child support needs to be paid from one parent to the other.⁠
The set-formula:⁠
The table uses a set formula which considers:⁠
- The number of children that child support should be paid for, and⁠
- The annual gross income of the support payor (income before taxes)⁠


Using this information, the table provides a monthly amount in which the support payor must provide to the other parent.⁠
It is important to note, typically a Court adheres to the amount stipulated for by the Guidelines, however, Courts do retain the right to order a different amount of child support in some circumstances.⁠

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Collaborative Family Law is also known as the CFL process (not to be confused with the football league 😉) and is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution that focuses on interest-based negotiation.⁠


The CFL process requires the voluntary participation and willingness of both parties to work through the legal issues civilly and amicably. In the CFL process, parties resolve their disputes respectfully, with the assistance and guidance from their lawyers and other professionals (such as family and financial professionals) to achieve a settlement that is tailored to the specific needs and unique circumstances of all parties involved. This is where our expertise comes into play.⁠

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