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Section 4: Spousal support

No support

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Even if our circumstances change in unexpected or radical ways:

  • neither of us will claim support from the other, and
  • each of us gives up any claim for support from the other forever.
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Spousal support to be paid

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Name will pay to Name spousal support of per month.

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Spousal support will be paid on the day of each month starting

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Name will provide Name with post-dated cheques covering payment of spousal support for each month period in advance.

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The obligation to pay spousal support under this agreement ends on .

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Tax treatment

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All spousal support paid since will be:

  • included in calculating Name's income for the years Name received it, and
  • deducted in calculating Name's income for those years.
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Changes to spousal support

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This is a final agreement about spousal support.

Neither of us may apply to vary spousal support, regardless of any change in our circumstances, whether foreseen or unforeseen, radical, catastrophic, causally connected to the marriage, or otherwise, including a change resulting from increasing age or declining health.

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The amount of spousal support will be calculated each year on , based on the range of the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines.

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Name and Name will meet at least once every to review and revise spousal support, taking into account these factors:

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increases or decreases in our incomes

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Name's ability to be economically self-sufficient

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11

changes in our needs, including:

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12

support provided by a new spouse

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13

changes to our needs, except those that are because of obligations to a new family or spouse

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14

changes to our needs, including those that are because of obligations to a new family or spouse

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Getting information

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By of each year, we will exchange copies of our income tax returns for the previous calendar year.

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Dispute resolution

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Before either of us applies to vary spousal support, we will attempt to negotiate a resolution.

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If we cannot resolve the issue through negotiation, we will attempt to resolve the issue through mediation.

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When spousal support ends

The obligation to pay spousal support ends if the person receiving spousal support:

18dies
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19remarries/becomes the spouse of another person
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20lives with another adult person in a marriage-like relationship for a period of more than days
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21becomes self-supporting
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22finds permanent full-time employment providing a net income in an amount equal to or greater than spousal support
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23receives a share of monthly pension benefits
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24completes
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25 after the youngest of the children becomes
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26
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