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Calculating Spousal Support

Spousal Support

If you are separating from your spouse, the issue of Spousal Support, or “alimony” as many people commonly refer to it as, is an issue that may need to be resolved. The Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines provide a reference for calculating the amount and duration of your spousal support. However, before looking at “how much…

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To Hire – Or Not To Hire – A Lawyer?

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When facing a family law issue, many people debate whether or not to hire a lawyer. Just this week, we came across a post on social media stating that you should never involve a lawyer in your separation; that remaining amicable and using “common sense and maturity” is the best way to go.   While it…

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Tax Implications Of Support Payments

tax implications

Is child support tax deductible? No.  Child support paid pursuant to an Agreement or Court Order is not tax deductible to the payor, which also means that it is not considered taxable income for the recipient.  The tax implications can be significant if, for example, the support payor and recipient find themselves in different tax…

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