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Spousal Support

At Pace, we understand that you do not need a lawyer to make a separation agreement, but it is a vital to get legal advice before you sign one. At Pace Family Law, our team of reputable staff have extensive knowledge and experience in spousal support matters to achieve the most just and fair outcome possible. Whatever your needs are, we encourage you to contact us for a free, no obligation, confidential 30 minute in person or remote video consultation to discuss your matter.  We are here to help.

What is Spousal Support?

The money paid by one spouse to the other when they separate or divorce is known as spousal support.

  • The goal is to assist a spouse in becoming financially self-sufficient.
  • Prevent a spouse from going into major financial trouble.
  • Costs of child care should be shared (if applicable)
  • Compensate for one spouse’s financial disadvantage during the partnership.

 

what is spousal support

How to set up Spousal Support?

To be legally binding and enforceable, a separation agreement must adhere to specific guidelines.

Make support payments directly to your spouse by signing a support agreement outside of court. The Family Responsibility Office ensures that child and spousal support payments are made on a regular basis.

If you and your partner are unable to agree on a spousal support amount, you can go to court and have a judge determine.

Factors for Consideration

  • Each spouse’s financial requirements
  • How long have you and your partner been married?
  • What roles did you and your partner undertake in your marriage?
  • How will your children be cared for? (if applicable)
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Determining spousal support

At Pace Law firm, we can help you determine the appropriate amount of spousal support for your circumstances. We will guide you every step of the way and discuss how the spousal support advisory guidelines apply to your situation. Our reputable team of legal experts have successfully represented and continue to represent our clients with the utmost care and respect they deserve. For over 40 years, our eminent lawyers have upheld our values and commitment in ensuring that we continuously provide our clients with the best advocacy possible.