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MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT - Spousal support - Considerations - Compensatory support - Contribution to marriage or spouse’s career - Needs and means test - Quantum - Amount of award

Friday, June 02, 2017 @ 8:41 AM  

Appeal by the husband from a trial judgment awarding the wife indefinite spousal support of $500 per month. The parties separated in 2015 after a 14-year marriage and a 21-year relationship. They had two children born in 2004 and 2006. The husband was 45 years old and had an income of $107,316 annually. The wife was 42 years old and worked as a mail carrier earning $56,997 annually. She had foregone at least one employment opportunity with the RCMP, after passing the entry exam, due to...