DIVORCE CAN BE A DEVASTATING EVENT – YOU NEED AN EXPERIENCED ALBERTA DIVORCE LAWYER
During the course of a relationship, it is common that one spouse stays home to look after the children while the other spouse works outside of the house for the financial benefit of the family. If the couple separates or divorces, the spouse at home may not have the economic stability he or she once had. This situation, among others, may give rise to a claim for spousal support. Spousal support is an ever-fluctuating area of the law and every situation is unique.
There is no automatic entitlement to spousal support. If you are entitled to spousal support, it becomes a question of how much should be payable and for how long.
Spousal support calculations are informed by the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines; however these Guidelines are not the law – they are only guidelines.
We recommend you obtain independent legal advice before entering into any kind of agreement regarding spousal support as such agreements may be final.
Whether you are the payor or the recipient of spousal support, our lawyers at EBL Family Law assist you to determine your rights and responsibilities. Call us today at 587-440-3070 to get started.