Child & Spousal Support

Guardians & Parents Must Financially Support the Children. Former Spouses, in Some Cases, May Have to Pay Support to the Other Spouse.

Our Lawyers can Help you with your Child Support or Spousal Support dispute

We listen to you to understand your case about child support or spousal support. Afterwards, we negotiate and advocate for you to get you the proper amount of support.

We understand the difficulties the payor face when dealing with unreasonable financial demands of former spouses for child support or spousal support. Likewise, we appreciate the hardship spouses face when the payor is not paying proper amount of child support or spousal support. In other words, we understand support matters!

KEY ISSUES AFFECTING CHILD SUPPORT:

Your parenting arrangement will determine who has obligation to pay child support.

In shared custody situations or where the payor parent has the children more than 40% of the time, set off child support will apply. 

When determining income, the court will generally look to a payor spouse’s line 150 income as reported on their T1 General Tax return for the most recent tax year.

The Federal Child Support Guidelines provide a framework for imputing income in the case of self-employed individuals.

KEY ISSUES AFFECTING SPOUSAL SUPPORT:

To receive spousal support, you must first prove entitlement.

The amount and duration of spousal support is impacted by the duration of the relationship, parties age, respective incomews. 

Quantum and duration of spousal support is based on SSAG (Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines).

Lump Sum spousal support is not tax deductible, whereas Periodic Spousal Support is tax deductible at the payor’s hands.

What our clients say

Nassim is an AMAZING lawyer. She knows the law, she explains everything to you and answers every question you have in detail, and will guide you in the right direction. She will never tell you what to do, but will tell you that “it’s your choice”, while giving you reasonable advice. I had a very difficult, stressful family law case, where I went through a couple of different lawyers. My last lawyer was Nassim, and her and I discussed a plan from day one, which lead our path. She had a sense of humour which made this stressful process much easier.

Nassim’s Client

Laura quickly came up to speed on my file and was able to gather precisely what had gone wrong with our previous lawyer and how to correct the situation. She was realistic, honest and upfront – qualities hard to find in legal representation. She represented facts, but also, for the first time in our year and a half ordeal, our lived experience was represented. Laura made us feel cared for and truly represented in court.

Laura’s Client

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Nassim’s Client

These last couple of months have been very stressful for me. Laura Allan has been very reassuring and patient. I found myself in the middle of a high conflict custody battle and I felt protected and taken care of the entire process. The emotional support and dedication to my case has been incredible.

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Why choose us

  • We have the expertise

    Our divorce lawyers have extensive legal knowledge to help you navigate complex legal disputes.

  • We care

    We pride ourselves on our outstanding customer service, representing our clients with integrity and confidentiality.

  • We speak in plain language

    Communication with our clients is paramount. You will always be kept in the loop and know where your case stands.

  • We are efficient and cost effective

    We are upfront with what will be charged to you and work together with you so your case strategy does not exceed your budget.

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Whatever your situation is, we will achieve the best possible outcome.