Spousal Support

This Fact Sheet provides general information about spousal support under the Divorce Act. The Act applies to married couples who are divorcing. Provincial or territorial laws apply to unmarried or common-law couples that are separating and to married couples that are separating but not divorcing.

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spousal support, calculating spousal support, divorce act