If you file for divorce in Edmonton, one of the various issues you may have to deal with are alimony or spousal support. If you have questions or concerns regarding alimony payments or spousal support contact one of our skilled and experienced Edmonton spousal support lawyers.
The spousal support lawyers at Coley Hennessy Cassis Ewasko are here to help you, to protect your rights, and ensure you get the full and fair amount of child support or spousal support you are entitled to in Alberta. While a divorce or separation may be the most trying time in your life, you are not alone. The Edmonton divorce lawyers at Coley Hennessy Cassis Ewasko will offer you sound legal advice and be with you every step of the way.
Alberta Spousal Support Laws
In Alberta, the courts may award spousal support or alimony as part of the divorce agreement. Several factors are taken into consideration when determining how much spousal support will be paid. The primary factors are each party’s annual, taxable income and reasonable monthly expenses.
The longer a marriage lasts, the longer the alimony terms, and the higher the amount to be paid. For instance, if you have been married in excess of 20 years you may be subject to lifetime alimony payments. If the marriage was less than 20 years a general rule is that alimony payments are paid for fifty percent of the length of the marriage.
In the event you have children, alimony and child support payments are deducted from one another. This prevents you from either receiving double payments or making double payments. In some cases temporary alimony or spousal support may be awarded from the date of physical separation.
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With many years experience handling Edmonton divorce cases let the Edmonton family lawyers at Coley Hennessy Cassis Ewasko put their negotiation and family law litigation experience to work for you. Call our Edmonton family law office at 1-780-800-7623.