Spousal Support: Am I Entitled To Make Or Receive Payments?

There can be a substantial impact on your financial stability when you and your partner decide to separate. Will you be able to make ends meet on a single income? Are you obligated to help your former spouse if you have a higher income?

At Henderson Heinrichs LLP, our legal team will assist you with identifying your legal options to receive or provide spousal support. With offices in both Vancouver, British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta, we understand the complexities of dealing with support payments as they relate to married and common-law couples.

Are You Automatically Entitled To Receive Spousal Support Payments?

Spousal support payments are not automatic. Payments are determined based on each party's ability to be financially self-sufficient following a divorce or separation. Factors such as being a stay-at-home parent during the relationship, or sacrifices made to advance one spouse's career, can impact whether you qualify to pay, or receive, support payments.

At Henderson Heinrichs LLP, our legal team will outline your legal options regarding:

Tailoring A Legal Solution Suited To Your Goals

We appreciate that separation and divorce are not issues the average person has to resolve every day. It can be difficult to understand BC and Alberta family laws, and how they relate to married couples and common-law relationships (also known as interdependent relationships in Alberta).

Our law firm prides itself on helping clients through these complexities. We take the time to understand your situation, and your wants and needs, in order to determine the legal options at your disposal. With our assistance, we will develop a legal strategy that protects your interests and allows you to move forward after a separation.

Learn More About Our Legal Services

Call our firm at 866-649-7217 to learn more about how we can help you navigate spousal support laws. You can also arrange a free half hour consultation with our lawyers using our online contact form.