Determining if you’ll receive spousal support is an important part of your divorce in Canada. Knowing the kind of income you are going to have after a divorce is important. It determines how much you can afford, the kind of job you have to get right away, and even how you spend your time
You probably have questions or concerns for your lawyer, like how you’ll know how much spousal support to expect and if it will last for a certain amount of time. These questions can certainly be answered by the court and general guidelines in place.
Spousal support is determined by various factors including the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines, which suggest how much spousal support each person should receive based on income, the length of time the marriage lasted, and other factors. These guidelines are only suggestions; they do not determine the final outcome.
The spousal support you receive may change based on some different factors, like the ages of you and your partner or the way your assets were divided. Other factors, like your health, can also result in changes to spousal support.
If you have children and have stayed home with them to care for them, giving up your career, this will influence the amount of money ordered and length of time the money is ordered to be given to you for spousal support.
Our website has more information about divorce and what you can do to make sure you get the kind of spousal support you deserve. Your future is going to be influenced by this compensation, so it’s important to work out a fair compensation amount.