Sometimes at the end of a relationship (marriage or common-law) a spouse is entitled to support.
Entitlement to spousal support may arise if one spouse should be compensated for the role he or she played during the relationship and/or if a spouse has become financially dependant on the other and needs this financial assistance to continue after the relationship has ended.
Spousal support is typically paid on a monthly basis for a specified period of time. In some situations, a lump sum payment is appropriate. Determining the appropriate spousal support amount can be difficult if the support payor’s income fluctuates, if the payor is self-employed or if the payor is underemployed.
Erin Simpson can assist in determining if there is an entitlement to spousal support and the quantum and duration of support to be paid.