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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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. […]
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 […]