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Payor income hike doesn't always increase support

Thursday, September 22, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Gary Joseph

Marriage is, among other things, an economic partnership.

In Canada, the relevant legislation has evolved to ensure that the economic benefits of this partnership are divided fairly upon its breakdown.

What sort of division is fair depends on the nature of the partnership being divided. Not all marriages involve complete economic integration. In some marriages, both spouses pursue their economic interests independently. In others, one spouse sacrifices their own career to enable the other to pursue theirs.

Depending on how they pursue their joint economic interests,...