Spousal Support Archive

Spousal Support (Alimony)

"Do I have to pay spousal support (alimony)?" If you earn more than your spouse, you may have to pay spousal support. The longer your marriage

How much spousal support?

Determining an appropriate amount of spousal support has been characterised as an art more than a science. However, in a recent paper by Mackinnon J and

Why Do We Have Spousal Support (Alimony)?

Why do we have spousal support (Alimony)? What is its purpose? Why should one spouse continue to support the other long after their relationship has ended?

Life Insurance

"Do I need to get life insurance because of my divorce?" If you are required to pay child support or spousal support, then you will normally

Family Responsibility Office (FRO)

Background The job of the Family Responsibility Office is to enforce child and spousal support orders in Ontario. It collects support from support payors, and gives

Alimony FAQs

Can alimony be ordered before my divorce is final? If there’s a significant disparity between your income and your spouse’s income, a Canadian family law court

Bankruptcy, Child Support, and Spousal Support

Child support and spousal support owed under a court order or separation agreement are “provable” in bankruptcy. This means that if you are owed child support

Alimony & Pensions: No Double Dipping

Pensions are becoming an increasingly important issue in family law. In the next few years, large numbers of baby boomers are about to retire and receive

6 Ways to Reduce Your Income Taxes on Divorce

A separation or divorce can have a significant impact on the income tax you must pay. Here are 6 ways by which you can reduce the

Income Taxes and Divorce

Will I be able to deduct Canadian family law child support payments? Unless you are paying child support in Canada under an order made before May