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Separation and Divorce: Spousal Support

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Who can get spousal support?

Both married and unmarried (common-law) spouses may be able to get spousal support, or may have to pay spousal support. If the spouses are not married, they must have lived together as a couple:

  • for at least 3 years, or
  • for any length of time if they were in a relationship of "some permanence" and had a child together.