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Gail is a multiple time, best-selling financial author, and one of the top Canadian authors of the past decade. Gail brings her common sense wisdom to answer your questions about spousal support and divorce in Ontario.
When that partnership breaks down, the spouse with more income or assets may have to pay support to the other spouse in order to equalize the financial situation as arrived at the break-up of that partnership.
Alimony is the American version of spousal support and we do not use the word alimony in Ontario. Your Separation Agreement will specify if any spousal support will be paid from one spouse to the other and if so, how much, when, and for how long. How is Spousal Support Calculated? The law considers a number of factors when deciding how much spousal support and the length of time that it should be paid, including how much support the asking person requires in order to meet their needs, and how much the other spouse can afford to pay.
A person may claim spousal support long term as equalization payments that will keep them from ending up in serious financial difficulty or short term to help them become financially self-sufficient.
If spousal support claims are waived, it is very important that your Separation Agreement is prepared properly in order to ensure that this waiver is binding and remains enforceable in the future. A professionally prepared Separation Agreement will not only capture such waivers with the proper legal verbiage, but it will also indicate why this waiver is included for example, in exchange for a larger share of the matrimonial home, or some other asset in property division.
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If you stayed at home while your spouse worked. If your income is substantially lower than your spouses. Nobody short of a judge can demand that your entitlements are paid. Is Spousal Support Automatic? Its really important to understand that spousal support is not an automatic right that comes when you divorce in Ontario. For common law couples, you are never considered married in the province of Ontario and typical spousal support does not apply.
If you are legally married, spousal support is calculated according to a support calculator. The calculator will generate a support range. Likely one side will shoot for the high range and one side will be inclined to aim for the low end.
Negotiate, negotiate, negotiate! Regardless of your gender, the rule of thumb is that if one spouse makes more income than the other, if there is a notable difference in your incomes, or if you stayed at home to take care of the children, then spousal support will typically apply to your situation. If you and your spouse cannot negotiate or agree on spousal support, it will need to be addressed by a judge. There is only the combined and shared household income earned as a couple that you both share.
After you separate you or your spouse may be required to continue sharing their income, for a period of time, until both of you can be expected to become better financially established on your own. What is the purpose of Spousal Support? Spousal Support is meant to acknowledge the importance of the individual roles assumed by each of you, recognize how you both contributed to the combined finances of your marriage, as well as balancing out any unfair financial hardships your divorce may cause you because your spouse earns more than you.
Hiring a lawyer before understanding all their negotiation options 2. Succumbing to emotions at the expense of their financial future 3. You can call The Common Sense Divorce any time and hear a pre-recorded 2-minute message about our services.
Use financial wisdom and money savvy as you negotiate Spousal Support — as more or less is not necessarily better. Always remember that Spousal Support can be a two-edged sword and there are tax, benefits and mortgage implications attached to the amount of Spousal Support that is paid or received. Spousal Support should always be properly calculated and clearly understood by both you and your spouse, even if one of you is choosing to decline Spousal Support.
You have numerous options on how you can receive support such as a one-time, lump sum or regular monthly payment spread over a few years. Again, each has very different financial, legal and emotional implications.
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Gail is a multiple time, best-selling financial author, and one of the top Canadian authors of the past decade. Gail brings her common sense wisdom to answer your questions about spousal support and divorce in Ontario. When that partnership breaks down, the spouse with more income or assets may have to pay support to the other spouse in order to equalize the financial situation as arrived at the break-up of that partnership. Alimony is the American version of spousal support and we do not use the word alimony in Ontario. Your Separation Agreement will specify if any spousal support will be paid from one spouse to the other and if so, how much, when, and for how long.
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