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MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT - Child support - Considerations - Ability to pay - Second families - Retroactive awards - Spousal support - Considerations - Ability to pay - Second families

Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 8:50 AM  

Appeal by the wife from an order awarding her retroactive child support, but denying her retroactive spousal support. The parties married in 1994, separated in 2005 and divorced in 2009. They had two children, one of whom was over 19 years old and the other who had special needs and required 24-hour care. The husband was a pilot who worked outside Canada for many years. In 2007, the parties agreed his income was $225,000 for support purposes. His decreased tax liability as a non-resident working overseas...