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Old 01-10-2010, 08:55 AM
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Default Spousal Support Worksheet (spreadsheet)

Hi all,

I created a spreadsheet to roughly calculate spousal support.

Just enter the data like gross income and tax rate and UCB received and all else should adjust itself.

If you don't have Microsoft Excel you can download a free viewer from Microsoft.

You can compare results here, but with the spreadsheet you don't have to keep going online!


Hope this helps someone.
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Thanks - Very useful. I had a similar project in the works which I never ever completed as my efforts were focused elsewhere.
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Thanks for doing this.
I assume that the CS number is a monthly number and the UCB is a monthly number too?
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Thanks,

I built a similar spreadsheet and am using it extensively. I have a few things different, first, you don't have CPP/EI in the spreadsheet, which will adjust it slightly when there's a big discrepancy in the two salaries.

I also deducted both of our portion of extraordinary expenses.

And, a note on it, from what I've read on Canlii, when judges bring it up to 50%, they take housing and basic living expenses into consideration.

I added a line for CCTB and HST credit. These are non taxable, but should be added in the calculation.
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:27 AM
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Default Spousal support variation

Does anyone knows the steps to start a process to get a variation on the spousal support... I will have to do it myself... Since i spent the all the money with the lawyers already... Ps - the lawyer i had did not fight to get it right... I am paying too much for too long... I need to reduce the payments or i will be homeless...
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I thought for spousal support calculation don't use Gross Income. According to the SSAG, I understand that you enter your Income Tax Net Income Line 236. It is the Child support table that utilizes your gross income which is line 150 from your return.
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Spousal support should use all income, plus or minus child support paid, and any goverment benefits like child tax credit or GST refund.
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Mess - Yes of course it includes all of this as income.

My questions is:
Spousal support uses line 236 from your Income Tax Return
Child support uses line 150 from your Income Tax Return

is my understanding correct?
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How accurate is the Delaney's spousal and child support calculations. Man oh Man Im ticked because I could get majorily ripped off if I settle for the 2008-2009 arrears.
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How accurate is the Delaney's spousal and child support calculations. Man oh Man Im ticked because I could get majorily ripped off if I settle for the 2008-2009 arrears.
It's accurate if it's a simple situation. Read the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines and you may be able to argue to get it lower.
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