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Protecting Your Rights During Spousal Support Determinations

The lawyers at Wellhauser Family Law Barristers LLP provide cost-effective and diligent representation to individuals getting divorced in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. We are well-equipped to handle your spousal support and maintenance issues during and after your divorce.

Guidelines For Determining Spousal Support

Who pays alimony? The individual who has more assets or a higher income may be required to pay spousal support to their ex. Spousal support is determined by guidelines and is designed to help individuals become self-sufficient after a divorce.

Spousal support guidelines help all parties involved determine the amount of spousal support. If both parties cannot come to an agreement, the court will use these guidelines to help set spousal support amounts. Judges will also consider several factors, including:

  • How much a spouse can afford to pay
  • How much the individual receiving support needs
  • Each spouse's age and ability to earn
  • Length of marriage
  • Costs of raising a child
  • Special circumstances, such as a medical condition or special need that impacts a person's ability to become financially self-sufficient

Spousal support is given to help individuals become sufficient on their own and to prevent individuals from financial hardship after a divorce.

Our Goal: Help You Find A Resolution

Our goal is to help you find a fair settlement during your divorce. We understand how both sides view spousal support disputes and what scenarios to approach to find the best outcome for you.

A settlement is often in your best interests when it comes to paying or receiving alimony. Reaching an agreement based on the guidelines and your specific circumstances will help you avoid litigation that could result in an unexpected outcome. This could include being required to pay more in spousal support and for a longer period of time as opposed to an arrangement both parties agree to without a trial.

Speak To Us About Your Case

We will get to know you and learn about your specific situation to determine the best negotiation strategy to take in your case. Our goal is to find a resolution that will protect your rights and help you move forward with your life. To schedule a consultation to start discussing your case, call 519-804-1654. You may also contact us online.

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