In Ontario, spousal support is money paid from one spouse to the other for financial support upon the breakdown of a relationship. A couple is said to have been in a relationship if
No spouse is automatically entitled to support. Such entitlement may arise out of an agreement between the partners, or if one person applies to the court for support. In that case, the court may determine how much support will be required, if any, and the duration of the support.
Spousal support can be enforced through a court order, separation agreement, or the Family Responsibility Office.
Please refer to the Spousal Support Calculator.