Spousal Maintenance

Family law, Velletta & Company, Victoria, BC

Spouses, whether married or common-law, are obligated to provide spousal support or maintenance upon the breakup of their marriage.

While there is an obligation to support a spouse following a breakup, spouses also have a corresponding duty to become and remain self-sufficient. There is, therefore, the obligation to support a spouse, pitched against that spouse’s duty to become and remain self-sufficient.

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