Spousal Support or Alimony
It is often the case that after separation, one spouse is left is worse financial situation, especially where one parent is staying at home to look after the children hence not working at all.
The aim of Spousal support is to balance the standard of living of both parties after separation, especially in the case of long-term relationships. Spouse in law is considered where two people co-habit together in a marriage like relationship, they do not need to be officially married to qualify for spousal support. However Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines help the to determine what factors are necessary for spousal supports.