Income

Are the Incomes of the Parties One of the Most Significant Factors in Determining Spousal Support?

The primary factor used by the divorce court to determine the amount of spousal support is income.  The definition of income is the subject of statutory law and many cases interpreting the statutes.  Income available for spousal support and child support may be defined by the divorce court differently.

The Ostler-Smith Order

The Ostler-Smith Order

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How is a Lump-Sum Severance Payment Treated Relative to Spousal Support?

Lump-sum severance compensation is to be spread out over the term of employment for which it is being paid, and not allocated to the month in which it is received (IRMO Tong and Samson).