Child and spousal support when you are on social assistance
What will OW or ODSP expect me to do to get spousal support?
OW or ODSP may ask you to:
- make a support agreement with your spouse that follows the guidelines that the courts use to decide on spousal support
- apply to get a court order for spousal support
- go back to court and ask the court to order your spouse to pay more support
- enforce a spousal support agreement or court order that you already have
Talk to a lawyer first
An agreement or a court order can also deal with custody, access, and property. So it is best to talk to a lawyer before making an agreement or applying for an order.
You may be able to get free legal advice about family law through Legal Aid Ontario. See How can I get legal help?