Spousal support is typically an issue in many divorces. There are many factors set out under the Divorce Act that determine if a party is entitled to spousal support and in what amounts. Some of these factors include the economic positions of the spouses arising from the marriage or the divorce, the financial consequences of child care during the marriage, the length of the marriage, and the income earning ability of each spouse.
The Family Law Act allows non-married adults in certain interdependent relationships to apply for spousal support as well, under certain rules. For help in negotiating these rules and legal processes, turn to a trusted Toronto advocate: Lawrence B. Geffen.