Spousal Support

This script discusses spousal support payments, sometimes called "maintenance", and which used to be referred to as "alimony." Note that this discussion applies equally to support orders for married people and for people living in a common-law relationship or with a gay or lesbian partner.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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spousal support, support order, common-law relationship, interim order, support amount, financial disclosure, tax consequences, length of payment, changing an order, Dial-A-Law
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