Spousal Support

The area of spousal support is a very complex one. Unlike child support, there are no hard rules for determining spousal support. Some general Spousal Support Guidelines have been formulated by the Government of Canada, which can assist. In addition, some reported court decisions have attempted to set out general principles for the determination of spousal support, including the entitlement, amount and duration of any spousal support obligation. There are many cases, however, and it can be difficult to draw clear rules from a review these decisions.