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MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT - Spousal support - Considerations - Compensatory support - Leaving labour market for family responsibilities - Retroactive awards

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 8:38 AM  

Appeal by the wife from an order requiring the respondent husband to pay $9,400 monthly spousal support retroactive from March 30, 2015, the date on which the wife filed her notice of application for spousal support. The parties married in 1970 and separated in 2011. The 64-year-old wife had no income and did not work outside the home once the parties’ first child was born in 1973, until she began working part-time in 1994. The parties had moved several times for the husband’s job. At the...