Separation and Divorce: Spousal Support
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.