Ontario Spousal Support Lawyers

Financial Support for Separating or Divorcing Spouses.

The courts have the authority to order an amount of spousal support in Ontario.

Individuals who are both married or in a common-law relationship may apply for spousal support.

Spouses and common law include:

  • Two people who are married to each other.
  • Two people who are not legally married but have lived together for a minimum period of time
  • Two people who share a child may be natural or adoptive parents.

Legal Solutions Law Firm can give you the legal advice you need to see if you will be required to either pay or are entitled to spousal support.

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How Much Spousal Support May I have To Pay?

If you and your spouse cannot agree on a specific spousal support agreement, the judge preceding over the case will use the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines as part of the calculation for the amount and duration of support.

There are two different types of spousal support the courts will look at.

  1. Without Child Support
  2. With Child Support

Without Child Support Calculations

If the separating couple does not share a child, the judge will look at the length of time the relationship has lasted. This will come into play when the judge decides on the length spousal support will need to be [aod.

In most cases, this will be calculated on a maximum of a 25-year relationship to where each year can equal the length of 6 months to one full year of spousal support.

The dollar amount that may have to be given in most cases will be anywhere from 2% to a maximum of 50% of the difference between the spouse’s gross income.

Speaking to an experienced Family Lawyer will give you the best advice you need, may it be you have to pay out for spousal support or if you are the one receiving spousal support.

With Child Support Calculations

This calculation places emphasis on a child’s rights to financial security.

When children are not yet of age, the parents are still responsible for the raising and financial duties to support that child. The calculation for child support is based on the non-residential parents’ income. Time spent with the child does not go into part of this calculation unless you spend significant time with the child. Support is usually a case by case situation. It is best to speak to your family law lawyer in order to calculate what you may have to pay or should be receiving for child support.

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