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Experienced Services In Spousal And Child Support Issues

Navigating matters relating to child and spousal support is stressful. With so much at stake, having skilled representation becomes a necessity.

At Hawthorne Piggott & Company, our team of family lawyers recognize the importance of handling support issues with professionalism and care. With decades of experience on our side, we put our knowledge to work for you.

What You Need To Know About Spousal Support

Spousal support, also referred to as alimony, refers to payments that one party pays to the other following the termination of a relationship. Some of the goals of spousal support include:

  • Acknowledging any financial hardships or disadvantages that one person may confront as a result of separation or divorce
  • Ensuring that matters concerning childcare are handled equally
  • Minimizing financial stress that may be caused by the ending of a relationship
  • Promote financial self-sufficiency, if necessary

Applying for spousal support in British Columbia requires that you understand the associated processes and timelines. For instance, if you intend to apply under the Family Law Act, you must do so within two years of divorce or separation. At Hawthorne Piggott & Company, we understand what is involved and are committed to helping you navigate the process at every stage.

Understanding Child Support

Most parents agree that the well-being of their children takes priority over everything else. Regardless of whether a child’s parents are together or not, both are required to provide financial support to ensure that they are cared for.

Child support payments, as outlined in the Federal Child Support Guidelines, depend on several factors including where the child lives, which parent they spend the majority of their time with, and the parents’ individual income levels. It is important to understand that a child is legally entitled to child support and that in most circumstances, payments continue until the child is 19 years of age.

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Schedule your no-obligation consultation by calling our Burnaby office at 778-653-7599 or send us an email.