Ontario Spousal Support Lawyer
Coming to an agreement on alimony payments can be a tough process. The right Ontario alimony lawyer can help make it easier, though. Call us today to get started on your case.
Rarely is divorce an easy experience. There are disagreements about the division of property, who gets custody, and whether spousal support payments should be made. Inevitably, everyone’s emotions will run high. Things can be uncomfortable at best and can turn downright nasty in some cases.
When you and your spouse can’t come to an arrangement regarding fair alimony payments, an impartial family attorney can help make sure your rights are protected.
We can help you talk out your alimony disagreements with your ex, advise you on legal matters, and protect your interests if it comes to taking the case to court. An Ontario spousal support lawyer from our firm is here to help.
What if I Have to Pay?
Spousal payments aren’t a punishment for being a bad spouse. They are simply a way to fairly end a marriage without one spouse (usually the non-working one) becoming destitute.
It’s really about preserving the quality of life of both spouses until the receiving spouse can become independent.
A spouse may require payments from you for many reasons. The following are some common reasons alimony payments are required in Ontario spousal support cases:
- Your spouse stayed home with the children and didn’t work.
- Your spouse sacrificed a career to further yours.
- Educational opportunities were bypassed so your spouse could be a homemaker.
- Your spouse is disabled and can’t reasonably provide for himself or herself.
If you feel the alimony payments you’re making are unfair, a qualified spousal support lawyer in Ontario can help you make your case for why you shouldn’t have to pay as much.
What if I Need to Receive Payments?
If you’re on the receiving end of spousal support payments in Ontario, you may feel that you aren’t being given enough money to adequately take care of yourself. This can be a frustrating feeling, but you should keep in mind that the court will look at all of the assets you and your spouse have when making a determination on a fair amount.
Here are some of the items the court considers when deciding what’s fair:
- The age and health of both parties
- The earning potential of both
- Property division
- If you’re caring for children, whether it’s reasonable for you to work
- Your income and assets
- Your spouse’s income and assets
- How long the marriage lasted
- How long you have been out of the workforce
- Whether you will be able to attend school to further your career
Teaming up with an Ontario alimony attorney can help you build a solid case that proves why you need more alimony than you’re currently receiving.
Work with an Ontario Spousal Support Attorney
Regardless of the circumstances that led to your divorce, you deserve to be treated like a person, not a villain. Whether you are required to pay spousal support or you are in search of fair payment, an attorney from the Law Office of Laurence J. Brock can help.
We’ve successfully settled over 1,000 difficult family cases with compassion and understanding, and we would love to help you, as well. Call us for your free consultation with an Ontario spousal support lawyer at 909-466-7661, or complete our online contact form below.