Thread: Spousal Support
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:29 PM
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Generally spousal support is awarded on a needs and means basis. Under the Divorce Act, there is no time limit to bring forth a claim of spousal support as the language provides for post Divorce.

See the Act:



Definition of “spouse”

15. In sections 15.1 to 16, "spouse" has the meaning assigned by subsection 2(1), and includes a former spouse.
R.S., 1985, c. 3 (2nd Supp.), s. 15; 1997, c. 1, s. 2.
If years elapse before the spouse brings forth a claim suggests in itself that they don't have need.

I would apply the spousal support advisory guidelines to see how you fair out. Remember that any periodic amount of spousal support paid under order or separation agreement is tax deductible to the payer where as child support is tax free to the recipient.


Last edited by logicalvelocity; 01-10-2008 at 07:33 PM.