Spousal Support in Ontario

  • If a major gap exists between the income of one party and another, the one receiving the lower amount will often be eligible for support.

  • It’s important to understand that not every spouse is entitled to support.

  • Spousal Support is money paid by one spouse to another after a separation.

Spousal Support in Ontario

  • The financial requirements of each spouse

  • How long you and your spouse were married

  • What roles you and your spouse took on during your marriage

  • If those roles and the dissolution of your marriage affected either spouse’s current financial state

  • How your children will be cared for (if applicable)

  • The likelihood of one spouse becoming self-sufficient after receiving support for a period of time

  • Any other support order or arrangements made about spousal support

  • Will this support compensate the lower-income spouse for the power to earn income that he or she sacrificed during the marriage?

  • Will this support be enough for the lower-income spouse enough to cover the ongoing care of the children?

  • Does the other spouse have the financial means to pay this support if the other spouse requires it?

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