Fair and Equitable Spousal Support Lawyer in Oakville, Milton, Mississauga and the GTA

Spousal support is financial assistance paid by one spouse to another following divorce or separation.

It is the right of either spouse to receive fair and equitable support when their income is lower than the other partner’s. Support payments can provide stability and contribute towards building a life after marriage.

In many families, one partner sacrifices career goals to assume more responsibilities at home. That partner can be at a financial disadvantage if the marriage ends. Spousal support seeks to find a fair balance of ongoing assistance for the partner who puts career goals aside for the family.

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Work together toward the same goal

In high conflict divorce, spousal support agreements are often contentious. Difficult or not, it’s crucial to find a fair middle ground.

The spousal support lawyers at Carpenter Family Law facilitate spousal support for families in agreement or conflict over what constitutes fair and equitable assistance.

An impartial look at your family dynamic always brings the best solution for everybody involved, and that’s our specialty.

How is spousal support calculated?

In Ontario, spousal support is almost always paid by the spouse with the higher income to the spouse with the lower income. There is no gender bias.

The Family Law Act outlines what judges must consider when calculating alimony:

  • Financial means of both spouses
  • The length of the marriage
  • Child care and ongoing responsibilities

Your financial status changes following a divorce, but that doesn’t mean your quality of life has to.

Our team helps you reach a fair spousal support agreement where neither party feels unfairly targeted.

Request a free consultation by calling our office (905) 842-0635 or emailing katie@carpenterlaw.ca

Spousal support is temporary assistance

The goal of spousal support is to help the spouse receiving payments become self-sufficient. Spousal support is financial assistance, a step in the process of slowly untwisting your lives from each other.

The end of a long relationship is traumatic, and you can make it easier on yourself and your partner with a fair spousal support agreement.

Request a consultation

Request a consultation with one of our spousal support lawyers and take the first step towards fairly organizing your spousal support arrangement.

Within 24 hours, you can be on track to a positive outcome with the help of our compassionate, professional legal team.

Request a free consultation by calling our office (905) 842-0635 or emailing katie@carpenterlaw.ca