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Posts tagged "Spousal Support"

FAMILY LAW AND RETIREMENT - CAN I EVER RETIRE?

There is a fair amount out there on the web about spousal support and retirement. My colleagues discuss the leading cases quite intelligently. I recommend that you read what they have to say. I am going to distill down the current wisdom based on the cases to a few numbered points. But remember, each case is different. Before you plan to retire, it pays to have a consultation with a family law lawyer.

PITFALLS OF SIMPLY REGISTERING SEPARATION AGREEMENTS

I don't like Separation Agreements. Many would surely disagree. In my view, Separation Agreements are not always that easy to enforce. It is much better to have a court order, especially if you seek to enforce a parenting plan. While the provincial government has a government agency mandated to enforce support orders, no similar agency exists with respect to enforcing parenting provisions. So, I don't like Separation Agreements.

SPOUSAL SUPPORT, SEPARATION AGREEMENT AND A MENTALLY ILL SPOUSE?

It is a challenge at the best of times to achieve a legally enforceable spousal support separation agreement with a former partner/spouse.  Is it legallly possible to achieve an enforceable "air tight deal" when the former partner/spouse is mentally ill?  We say: "unfortunately - no".