Fast Facts about Spousal Support

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Photo of woman who is working on her budget and needs spousal support, an area of Family Law handled by the lawyers at The Family Law firm, who can answer your questions about spousal support and Interdepending Partner law. #1: Spousal support is one of the more complex areas of Family Law in Alberta.

#2: Spousal support is based on a variety of factors, including the length of marriage, (or relationship - if the situation falls under Alberta's Interdependent Partner legislation), the type of relationship and contributions by the parties to the relationship.

#3: Spousal support is needs based, compensatory and non-compensatory.

#4: Spousal support guidelines exist, but may or may not be considered by the court.

#5:  Having an experienced Family Law lawyer at your side is critical to obtain spousal support.

#6: Spousal support may be determined by past payments that you make to your spouse after separation.

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Q: Can I get financial support?
Financial support is available through the Legal Services Centre of Legal Aid. It is the frequent starting point for individuals requiring financial assistance in resolving legal issues. The Legal Service Centre provides legal information and referrals to all Albertans. For qualifying individuals, they assist with preparing court documents, advice and legal representation through an assigned lawyer.

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