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Spousal Support and Changing Your Spousal Support Order

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When a marriage ends, a spouse may be entitled to spousal support. This is mainly because, in Ontario, the law views a spousal relationship similar to a financial partnership.   What is spousal support?   Spousal support is the amount of money that one partner pays to another partner after a separation or divorce. The partner seeking spousal support must prove that they have a legal right to it. Generally, when a partner proves entitlement to spousal support, it is the partner with the higher income paying support to the partner with the lower income. The partner paying support is called the “payor” while the other…

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Inheritance

All You Need To Know About Inheritances and Gifts in Family Law

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Among the many issues to be addressed in any divorce process is the division of the couple’s belongings or in technical words, the distribution of the marital property. But what exactly is marital property, and what does it has to do with my divorce? When a marriage ends, each person’s equal contribution to the family property is recognized. The law provides that the value of any property acquired by a spouse during the marriage period and which still exists at the time of separation must be shared equally between the spouses. Besides, any increase in the value of property owned…

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