Whether a person will be entitled to receive Spousal Support requires consideration of several factors, not the least of which is the degree of financial dependence during the relationship, the difference in incomes of the parties, and whether either party was economically deprived due to circumstances arising from the marriage (or marriage-like relationship). The amount and duration of such support will also vary depending on the length of the relationship and the ability of the recipient to become financially independent. Spousal Support is often considered along with the division of assets and debts. It may be, for example, that Spousal Support may be reduced or even eliminated dividing the family assets and debts unequally and in favour of the recipient spouse.
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