Spousal Support Obligations: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses spousal support obligations.

Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada.


If you marry somebody and contribute to their progress and career but the marriage ends before they reach their peak level, should your spousal support entitlement not rise with the increase in income that your ex-spouse has?

This was the case that the Supreme Court of Canada had to consider and refused to consider involving a married couple who had exactly these circumstances.

Unfortunately, this leads to an important issue for people which is the timing of their divorce and the terms of their separation. Separation agreements have to be drafted very carefully to allow people who want to take advantage of those opportunities to ask for more spousal support if their ex-spouse’s income goes up in the future.

Watch the video for more.

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