Spousal support, also known as alimony or maintenance, is a payment that one spouse may have to make to the other after a separation or divorce. The purpose of spousal support is to recognize the contribution of each spouse to the relationship, to share the economic burden of the breakdown of the relationship, and to help the lower-income spouse become financially independent.
What You Need To Know:
Spousal support is not automatic. It depends on various factors, such as the length of the relationship, the roles and responsibilities of each spouse during and after the relationship, the income and assets of each spouse, and the ability and need of each spouse to pay or receive support.
If you are going through a separation or divorce and need legal advice or representation regarding spousal support, you can contact Nychuk & Company Law Office. We are a team of experienced family lawyers who can help you with all aspects of spousal support, such as:
- Determining whether you are eligible for spousal support or have an obligation to pay spousal support
- Calculating the amount and duration of spousal support based on the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines and other relevant factors
- Negotiating a spousal support agreement with your former spouse or their lawyer
- Drafting and filing a spousal support order with the court
- Enforcing or varying a spousal support order if there are changes in circumstances
- Resolving any disputes or issues related to spousal support through mediation, arbitration, or litigation