Spousal Support Law
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Married spouse or a divorced spouse may apply for spousal support under the Divorce Act.
A spouse may apply for spousal support under the Family Law Act (FLA). Under the Family Law Act, for the purposes of support, “spouse” is defined to include
- Either of two persons who are married to each other or have entered into a marriage that is voidable or void in good faith.
- Either of two persons who are not married and have cohabited continuously for a period of at least three years in a conjugal relationship; and
- Either of two persons who are not married but who are in a relationship of some permanence if they are the natural or adoptive parents of a child. Once parties are divorced, neither may apply for spousal support under the FLA.