The payment of spousal support is not mandatory and factors in the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines (“SSAG”). 

Whether someone is entitled to receive spousal support depends on three grounds: compensatory, non-compensatory and agreement. 

Once you have proven one or all of these three grounds, then the Court will determine how much you are entitled to (“quantum”) and for how long (“duration”). 

It is important to get legal advice as payment of spousal or partner support is a complicated legal issue. 

When in doubt, just book a consultation here and I would be happy to answer your questions. There is a fee for this consultation.