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Spousal Support

Spousal Support in Winnipeg

Winnipeg Spousal Support Attorney

Spousal support can be one of the most contentious issues in any divorce. The two parties may not be in agreement about the amount that should be paid, or even which former partner should pay the other. These matters require the involvement of a Winnipeg family lawyer to help to sort the matter out and bring about the resolution that is fair for the individual involved. At Assiniboia Law Office, we carefully protect the rights of our client in all matters of spousal support, and are committed to seeking the outcome that is fair for them, based on the exact circumstances in their case. Provincial law allows for a "maintenance enforcement program" which can be accessed for enforcement when one party fails to pay court-ordered spousal support. This program will collect owing spousal support payments when the payor has failed to uphold the court ordered payments.

Spousal Support Matters in Winnipeg

When circumstances change, such as changes in employment, it may be necessary to modify an existing spousal support order. This must be done through the court, or you could be forced to pay any outstanding amounts. Verbal agreements or arrangements can be dangerous as later the individual could still use this method to collect when you believed the matter was settled between you. Our legal team can assist in ensuring your right to spousal support is protected, or that you, as a court ordered payor, are paying an amount that is fair, based on the formulas used to determine spousal support payments in Manitoba. The payments can be ordered by the court in a separation agreement or in a divorce decree. When these matters are brought to the court, you want to ensure that you have the full support of a skilled family lawyer from our firm to protect your rights throughout the process. There are cases in which certain assets could be deliberately hidden or other matters that must be brought to the attention of the court. Each case is as individual as the parties involved, and we are unwavering in our support of our clients and in seeking fair treatment through the courts. Contact a Winnipeg Spousal Support Lawyer for all matters regarding spousal maintenance, enforcement and changes in court orders.