Child support, spousal support and property division are aspects of family law that can be complex and challenging to find a resolution. Whether you need to pay child or spousal support or deserve to be paid support, having a reputable family lawyer in your corner to help guide you through the process will ensure your rights are protected and the process goes as smoothly as possible. And if you are in a position where you own property together and can’t decide on how to divide it, a skilled family lawyer can help you get the results that are best for you.
There are many different factors that need to be considered when it comes to child support, all of which can be made easier with the help of an experienced family lawyer. Some of the most common factors include:
- Amount of monthly support
- Length of time payments are to be made
- Financial disclosure of the paying party
- If there are any retroactive payments that need to be made
- The definition of a significant change in circumstances
- How the support will be paid
- The allocation of funds for future needs
- Extraordinary expenses
Spousal support is another issue in a separation or divorce that can be challenging without professional legal help. When two people have been married or living common-law for a number of years, the one with the lower income is recognized for their contribution to the relationship by Ontario Family law. Having a skilled family lawyer in your corner will ensure you pay the correct amount of spousal support or receive the correct amount of support.
Some of the factors that determine spousal support in Ontario, include:
- Will the support help a former spouse become financially independent through educational courses or retraining?
- Is spousal support required so the lower income former spouse can maintain a reasonable standard of living compared to what they had during the marriage?
- Will a former spouse suffer serious financial consequences because the breakdown of the marriage caused them to give up a career or not pursue promotions and other financial benefits?
- The length of the relationship and the difference in the level of income between the two parties.
In order to make a property claim under the Ontario Family Law Act, you must be legally married to your spouse. There are specific time limits for making property claims, and it’s wise to enlist the help of a knowledgeable family lawyer to help facilitate your claim if that is the direction you want to go. Some of the elements that are considered when dividing property after a divorce or separation include:
- What happens with the matrimonial home
- Proceeds of the sale of the home
- Financial assets
- Physical assets
- Valuation of assets
- Debts or outstanding payments
Trust Korhani Law
At Korhani Law, you can trust that we will handle every element of your case with compassion and understanding and work to protect your rights. If you require legal support, guidance, and legal representation for child support, spousal support or property issues in Barrie or surrounding areas, book a consultation with us today at (705) 230-2550 or online here.