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Reduced Income and Cost Consequences

  This article relates to the issue of reduced income and cost consequences in the context of COVID-19. The Role of Costs in Family Law - Reduced Income and Cost Consequences  The rules related to costs in family law matters are primarily governed by the Family Law Rules, particularly Rule 18(14) which sets out when [...]

Posted:Sep.08, 2020


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A Guide to Spousal Support after a Relationship Breakdown  

The basis for spousal support Spousal Support post-marriage breakdown is governed by s. 15.2 of the Divorce Act. In making an order under this section the court shall take into consideration the condition, means, needs and circumstances of each spouse. It is not as of right - the claimant must demonstrate that they are "entitled" [...]

Posted:Nov.25, 2019


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Spousal Support Payments and Your Income Tax Return

Spousal support is taxable as income for the recipient spouse and deductible from the paying spouse’s income. However, the paying spouse should be careful when claiming spousal support payments as a deduction. First, spousal support should be paid pursuant to the Court order or a written agreement. Second, the paying spouse should not only report [...]

Posted:Mar.24, 2017


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