Spousal Support Variations

Spousal support variations in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Mississauga fall under Ontario’s family laws. So choosing a proven and respected family law firm can help you seek more spousal support if financial situations change.

According to The Divorce Act, there are four objectives that a variation order should achieve:

  • Recognize any economic advantages or disadvantages to the former spouse arising from the marriage or its breakdown
  • Apportion between the former spouses any financial consequences arising from the care of any child of the marriage over and above any obligation for the support of any child of the marriage
  • Relieve any economic hardship of the former spouses arising from the breakdown of the marriage
  • So far as practicable, promote the economic self-sufficiency of each former spouse within a reasonable period of time.

Spousal support (and any subsequent changes to it) can often be an emotionally charged topic, as one party often feels they’re paying too much, while the other feels they’re not receiving enough. Getting you what you’re legally entitled to is where our firm thrives.

If your former spouse’s financial standing has changed for any reason, you may have questions about your entitlement to an increase in spousal support. At the same time, if you feel your former spouse is making unreasonable demands for support after you’ve received a pay raise or promotion, you may have questions about your rights.

In either case, you will need the help of an experienced family lawyer—especially if your former spouse doesn’t seem willing to cooperate. We know the law and how to get our clients a fair settlement in cases involving spousal support variations.

If you need a family lawyer and want to talk about your spousal support options, don’t hesitate to contact any of our offices in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Mississauga.

 

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