Categories: General
      Date: Jun  1, 2018
     Title: When Does Spousal Support End?

When Does Spousal Support End?

At divorce about 7% of ex-spouses in Canada are awarded spousal support.


 

Separating or divorcing couples can agree on spousal support and how long it will be paid. If they cannot agree, they can ask a judge to decide. Unlike child support, spouses are not automatically entitled to receive spousal support. They must prove that they are entitled to support.


The court can grant spousal support for an indefinite period or a definite period (For example: the court might only grant support for two years). The judge will decide how long you must pay support based on a number of factors such as how long it might take the dependent spouse to become self-supporting, get a better job or secure his or her financial situation.

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