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Spousal Support

Spousal support determination in Ontario takes into consideration many different factors including the occupation of each spouse during the marriage, the length of the marriage, age, physical health and career potential of each party. Spousal support may be awarded if it is demonstrated that one party: 

  • Suffered an economic disadvantage during the marriage;
  • Deserves a financial relief; 
  • Contributed to the care and upbringing of the children during the marriage. Spousal support may be paid for periodically or in a lump sum. Child support always takes precedence over spousal support.

In Ontario, the party who pays spousal support is entitled to claim the amount as income tax deductible. The party who receives spousal support is obliged to claim the spousal support as taxable income.