Knowledge Base: Spousal Support

Deciding on Early Retirement? Don’t Overlook Your Support Obligations

If you are on the brink of deciding whether to retire early, the recent Ontario case called Innes v. Innes is a reminder to make sure you take your spousal support obligations into […]

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After You Die: Can Your Ex Apply for Support From Your Estate?

In a recent post, I talked about the fact that if you have a spouse from whom you are separated or divorced, you may have an obligation to pay spousal or child support […]

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Do You Have to Keep Paying Support After You Die?

As part of most divorces – and especially in the case of long-term marriages – you may be required to pay support to your former spouse and to any children you had together. […]

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Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines, Part 2: – Some Important Qualifiers

Last week, I gave a brief introduction to the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines (SSAG), which is one of several tools for quantifying spousal support that exist in the arsenal of spouses, their lawyers, […]

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Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines – What Are They?

Under Ontario family law, a marriage is viewed as a financial partnership, with each partner having a legal obligation to support the other if necessary, in the event that the relationship breaks down. […]

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Enforcing Child and Spousal Support Payments – The Role of the Family Responsibility Office

In Ontario, the Family Responsibility Office (FRO) is a government agency which can assist in the enforcement of spousal and child support payments owing from one ex-spouse to the other. Here are the […]

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