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Supreme Court spousal support decision

2011-12-23

Queen’s University professor and family law expert Nick Bala is available to talk about today’s Supreme Court of Canada decisions that ruled spousal support arrangements can only be changed if the spouse who is paying can establish a genuine, significant and unexpected change in circumstances.

“In these tough economic times, these are important decisions and this is significant. The rulings emphasize the importance of careful consideration before a separation agreement is signed. In particular those who agree to pay spousal support will have real difficulty is seeking a reduction if their financial situation changes,” says Professor Bala.

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