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We Help People Who Need Spousal Support in Newfoundland

Divorce is difficult. Trying to make ends meet without the help of a spouse can add a significant amount of stress and turmoil to an already difficult situation. If you need help obtaining spousal support in Newfoundland, schedule an appointment with one of the lawyers at Gittens & Associates today.


Why Spousal Support Is Important

The purpose of spousal support is to prevent financial hardship of spouses following separation and divorce or to compensate a spouse for the financial implications resulting from the spouses roles during their relationship.


During this time, financial support may allow the dependent party to obtain the education or training necessary to work and earn a sufficient income.


Factors That Affect Spousal Support in Newfoundland

Although the purpose of spousal support is clear, the factors determining the amount to be awarded vary from case to case. Here are a few factors that will affect the amount of spousal support a person might receive following a separation or divorce in Newfoundland:


  • Age
  • Health
  • Length of marriage
  • Financial circumstances of both spouses
  • Couple’s standard of living during the marriage


The lawyers at Gittens & Associates are here for you. If you are struggling and need spousal support in Newfoundland, give us a call today.

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