Spousal Support & Alimony

Prenupt May Not Shield Against Temporary Support Order

Despite the existence of a prenuptial agreement, an Ontario Court ordered a husband to pay his wife temporary support of $5,ooo and $50,000 for interim fees and costs.   The husband was also ordered to pay retroactively $8,819 per month for child support.

The husband and wife were married in 1999 and separated in 2007.   The court attributed income to husband at $568,664.   The husband’s payment of the household carrying costs was insufficient to meet his children’s needs and did not offset his child support obligation.

The court ordered the husband to pay his wife temporary spousal support, despite the existence of a prenuptial agreement, since there were triable issues regarding the validity of the agreement.

For more information and details, you can review the court’s decision in Gold v. Gold at  www.russellalexander.com

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues, including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Oshawa, Concord, Lindsay, and Peterborough.

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