Through no fault of your own, you have been laid off, or your income has been lowered because of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis. This is a confusing and stressful time: what effect does this have on your legal obligation to [...read full post]
Divorce law blog
Category: Spousal Support
Polyamory is a hot topic these days. Societal expectations for relationships seem to be becoming more permissive, and with television shows like “Big Love”, and major news networks publishing polyamory “explainers” (https://globalnews.ca/news/4320857/what-is-polyamory/), polyamory appears to be working its way [...read full post]
Many people change jobs at some point. If a spouse was ordered by the court to pay some amount of spousal support to his ex and he later loses his job and ends up with less income, he can often [...read full post]
The question of whether Veteran’s Affairs pensions and Veteran’s Affairs disability pensions received by military personnel for their injuries or disabilities suffered in the line of duty should be characterized as income for child and spousal support claims appears to [...read full post]
The short answer is, YES, but it is case specific and may not be the amount recommended by the Federal Spousal Support Guidelines.
The leading case in BC that addresses this issue is Chutter v. Chutter, 2008 BCCA 507 [...read full post]