Contents tagged with self-sufficiency

  • Episode 009 - Must Ex-Spouse Become Self-Sufficient?

    This question may be the most asked question I get as a family lawyer. It is also a frequent source of heated debate in many family cases. Courts have clarified that a failure to achieve self sufficiency is simply one factor to take into account when determining entitlement to and the appropriate amount of spousal support, and that there is no absolute obligation or duty to become self sufficient, only to make reasonable efforts towards this...
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    This question may be the most asked question I get as a family lawyer. It is also a frequent source of heated debate in many family cases. Courts have clarified that a failure to achieve self sufficiency is simply one factor to take into account when determining entitlement to and the appropriate amount of spousal support, and that there is no absolute obligation or duty to become self sufficient, only to make reasonable efforts towards this...

    Tags: divorce, self-sufficiency, get-a-job, spouse, ex-spouse, support

    By Nancy - June 5, 2013
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  • Episode 203 - Can we afford to get divorced?

    Paying for a spouse to retrain and re-educate immediately, often pays off for both spouses and their children even after paying for daycare. Sharing child custody shares the burden of raising children and can also result in some big tax savings for separated spouses. Equal custody can allow for a higher amount of deductible spousal support and a lower amount of child support. Can you say instant improved cash flow?
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    Paying for a spouse to retrain and re-educate immediately, often pays off for both spouses and their children even after paying for daycare. Sharing child custody shares the burden of raising children and can also result in some big tax savings for separated spouses. Equal custody can allow for a higher amount of deductible spousal support and a lower amount of child support. Can you say instant improved cash flow?

    Tags: lorne-maclean, spousal-support, self-sufficiency, divorce

    By Nancy - May 12, 2013
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