Will I pay Spousal Support


#1

My spouse and I married in 20xx, I left the house after 3years and we have been living apart since then. We both have worked the entire time. Will I have to pay her spousal support since she has held a full time job and owned her own home for 5years. My income is higher than hers.


#2

Alimony is awarded in cases where there is a dependant spouse and a supporting spouse. The fact that you earn more than your spouse does not necessarily mean that you will pay support.

If she can demonstrate that she is actually and substantially dependant on your income to maintain the standard of living she enjoyed during the marriage, and you have the ability to pay, alimony can be awarded.