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A legal duty to give financial assistance to each other exists between common law couples and married couples. Spousal support is likely to be paid by the spouse with a higher income after separation. In some cases, the spouse with a lower income is not entitled to support because of several factors.

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Spousal Support Payment

Spousal support is determined by several factors if it is payable after divorce. These considerations include:

  • The income of the spouses 

  • The financial needs of the spouses

  • The length of the marriage 

  • The tasks of each spouse during marriage

If you are filing for a spousal support or being asked to pay for a spousal support, Borja Law is a family law firm in Calgary that could provide you the proper guidance and representation during these tough times.

Contact us today to learn more of your rights to spousal support. 

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