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  • Episode 201 - Spousal Support

    Everyone understands the necessity and importance of parents supporting their children. But when it comes to paying support to an ex-spouse, many people bitterly object, especially if they've already had to divide their property. Why does the law provide for spousal support? In what situations will it be ordered? How is the amount of support calculated? How long should a person be expected to support an ex-partner? Is there any obligation for the dependent ex-spouse to support him/herself?
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    Everyone understands the necessity and importance of parents supporting their children. But when it comes to paying support to an ex-spouse, many people bitterly object, especially if they've already had to divide their property. Why does the law provide for spousal support? In what situations will it be ordered? How is the amount of support calculated? How long should a person be expected to support an ex-partner? Is there any obligation for the dependent ex-spouse to support him/herself?

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  • Episode 013 - Spousal Support After Short Marriage?

    I was only married for one year and I have sole custody of a 9 month old, am I entitled to spousal support? Yes you are and you will receive spousal support at least until your child attends school full time at age 6 and likely even longer...
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    I was only married for one year and I have sole custody of a 9 month old, am I entitled to spousal support? Yes you are and you will receive spousal support at least until your child attends school full time at age 6 and likely even longer...

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  • Episode 006 - Spousal Re-marriage. Spousal Support?

    Contrary to popular belief, the remarriage or re-partnering of the supported spouse rarely, immediately, reduces the amount nor automatically cancels your spousal support. But it does have an important impact on reducing the amount and length of spousal support. A new relationship can lead to almost immediate support cancellation in short-to-medium length first marriages, involving younger support receiving spouses who have suffered limited career damage or foregone opportunities...
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    Contrary to popular belief, the remarriage or re-partnering of the supported spouse rarely, immediately, reduces the amount nor automatically cancels your spousal support. But it does have an important impact on reducing the amount and length of spousal support. A new relationship can lead to almost immediate support cancellation in short-to-medium length first marriages, involving younger support receiving spouses who have suffered limited career damage or foregone opportunities...

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    By Nancy - June 5, 2013
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  • Episode 201 - Spousal Support

    Everyone understands the necessity and importance of parents supporting their children. But when it comes to paying support to an ex-spouse, many people bitterly object, especially if they've already had to divide their property. Why does the law provide for spousal support? In what situations will it be ordered? How is the amount of support calculated? How long should a person be expected to support an ex-partner? Is there any obligation for the dependent ex-spouse to support him/herself? This compelling and controversial topic is explored in depth by Justice Brownstone a fellow judge, Justice Stanley Sherr.
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    Everyone understands the necessity and importance of parents supporting their children. But when it comes to paying support to an ex-spouse, many people bitterly object, especially if they've already had to divide their property. Why does the law provide for spousal support? In what situations will it be ordered? How is the amount of support calculated? How long should a person be expected to support an ex-partner? Is there any obligation for the dependent ex-spouse to support him/herself? This compelling and controversial topic is explored in depth by Justice Brownstone a fellow judge, Justice Stanley Sherr.

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    By Nancy - May 17, 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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  • Episode 001 - Does adultery affect spousal support?

    Canadians are governed by a no fault system for divorce that does not focus on punishing someone who had an affair or other misconduct that has no economic impact. This approach saves parties thousands of dollars and wasted energy for divorcing couples. In rare circumstances, adultery can be relevant to a claim for spousal support if a spouse proves they are unable to work or achieve self sufficiency as a consequence being devastated by the affair.
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    Canadians are governed by a no fault system for divorce that does not focus on punishing someone who had an affair or other misconduct that has no economic impact. This approach saves parties thousands of dollars and wasted energy for divorcing couples. In rare circumstances, adultery can be relevant to a claim for spousal support if a spouse proves they are unable to work or achieve self sufficiency as a consequence being devastated by the affair.

    Tags: lorne-maclean, spousal-support, infidelity, cheating, adultery

    By Nancy - May 12, 2013
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  • What Happens To Spousal Support After The Children Grow Up? - Don't Make A Big Mistake!

    Lorne MacLean and all of the lawyers at the MacLean Family law Group are pleased to sponsor Family Matters TV as it powerfully leverages television and the internet to allow Judge Brownstone and other experts to share their free advice broadly and efficiently to the public.

    As family law and spousal support lawyers with offices in Vancouver, Surrey, Kelowna and Fort St. John British Columbia we know that- how much spousal support should be paid and how long spousal support should be paid- is one of the most emotional issues clients face at the time of divorce and marriage breakdown.

    Have you ever asked yourself the following questions:

      • Will my spousal support always remain the same?

      • Does the amount of child support I pay or receive affect the spousal support payment?

      • If our children become financially independent adults, will the spousal support payment still remain the same?



    The MacLean Family Law Group believes a better understanding of the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines will help you answer these questions.

    The Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines are used as informal but legally persuasive guidelines that assist spouses, lawyers, mediators and judges in determining the amount and duration of spousal support. While the Guidelines are not law per se, a series of cases in the BC and other Canadian Superior Courts from 2005 to 2011 make it clear that the Guidelines must be considered when making a decision on spousal support.

    There are two basic formulas:

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    Sep 21 2011 1:16 AM
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