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Family Law Blog

How Does Retirement Influence Spousal Support?

How Does Retirement Influence Spousal Support?

When it comes to spousal support payments, one might assume that the obligation to pay support will stop or be reduced with retirement. However, if you have had a lengthy marriage and pay spousal support, this will not automatically change with retirement. A spousal support lawyer can help you to understand the case law surrounding spousal support and how it pertains to retirement. Let’s take a look at some of the cases highlighting the principles.

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Does a Subsequent Marriage Lead to Changes to Spousal Support?

Does a Subsequent Marriage Lead to Changes to Spousal Support?

After a separation or divorce, spousal support arrangements are made to ensure financial fairness between ex-partners. But over time, life circumstances evolve, and changes to spousal support might be necessary. This week, we discuss one scenario which can lead to changes to spousal support: second (or subsequent) marriages or serious relationships. 

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What is Parental Alienation?

What is Parental Alienation?

Parental alienation cases, where a child is estranged from a parent, are complex, time-consuming and emotionally taxing for everyone involved. When parents separate or divorce, the best interests of the child(ren) should be the priority. In most cases, this means shared custody, which can take a variety of forms. However, establishing legal parameters for shared custody is not always simple or amicable. In high conflict cases, custody can be wrought with feud. Such cases risk parental alienation syndrome (PAS). 

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