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Spousal Support Lawyers

Spousal Support Lawyers

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In the emotional turmoil and legal complications of divorce, the question of spousal support is often a major issue

In Terrebonne, Avocats de Famille stands out for its expertise and human approach, specially designed to accompany you through these delicate moments. Our mission is to provide you with tailor-made legal support, to ensure that your rights and interests are respected and protected throughout the spousal support process.


Why hire a lawyer for a spousal support case in Quebec?

First of all, a spousal support lawyer can help you understand your rights and obligations with regard to support, ensuring that all decisions made are fair and equitable. Secondly, just as in the case of child support, the lawyer plays an essential role in negotiating and mediating between the parties, always aiming for the best possible outcome.

The legal aspects surrounding spousal support include not only the calculation of spousal support, based on various criteria such as the former spouse’s financial needs and the other party’s ability to pay, but also the duration for which this support will be paid.

Finally, a lawyer specialized in spousal support can also intervene in situations where there is a need to revise or cancel alimony, due to significant changes in the financial or personal situation of the ex-spouses.


Services covered by our spousal support assistance

– Negotiation of support agreement: Skilled representation and negotiation to reach a fair agreement, taking into account the needs of all parties involved.

– Alimony review and modification: Assistance in the alimony review process, whether for an increase or decrease, in the event of a significant change in financial or personal circumstances.

– Mediation and conflict resolution: Mediation services to resolve conflicts constructively, avoiding lengthy and costly legal proceedings.

Why choose our spousal support lawyers?

Choosing Avocats de Famille to represent you in your spousal support case is based on several fundamental pillars that set our firm apart:


– Recognized expertise: Our team is made up of lawyers specialized in Quebec family law, with a deep understanding of the nuances and complexities of the Quebec legal system.

– Customized approach: We understand that every situation is unique. That’s why we offer attentive listening and tailor-made strategies, adapted to each client’s specific needs, to ensure optimal management of their case.

– Commitment: At Avocats de Famille, our clients’ interests are at the heart of our practice. We are committed to defending your rights with determination and integrity, while ensuring that the process is as stress-free as possible.

– Transparency and communication: Clarity and communication are essential to a good lawyer-client relationship. We ensure that you are well-informed at every stage of your case, by providing clear and accessible explanations.

Frequently asked questions about spousal support

Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about spousal support in Quebec.

The calculation of alimony takes into account a number of factors, including each spouse’s financial situation, financial needs, the economic impact of the divorce, the length of time the spouses lived together and the role played by the spouses during the marriage.

The duration of alimony payments varies according to a number of factors, such as the length of the marriage, the age and health of the former spouses, and their respective financial situations.


The aim is to ensure the spouses’ economic independence after the divorce.

Yes, in the event of a significant change in the financial or personal circumstances of either party, it is possible to request a review of the amount or duration of support. 


A lawyer specializing in spousal support can help you assess whether the changes in your situation justify such a request.

In the event of non-payment, steps can be taken to enforce the payment of alimony. It is advisable to consult a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss the options available.

Cancellation or termination of spousal support may occur in the event of a significant change in the parties’ living or financial circumstances. The main reasons include :


– Recipient remarries: Alimony ceases if the recipient remarries.

– Cohabitation: Living with a new partner in a stable relationship may also justify the termination of support.

– Change in financial resources: A significant improvement or deterioration in the financial situation of one of the spouses may lead to a review of the pension.

– Financial self-sufficiency of the beneficiary: If the beneficiary becomes capable of providing for his or her own needs.

– Judicial decision: A judge may modify or cancel the pension following a request demonstrating a change in circumstances.

– Death: The pension stops automatically on the death of one of the spouses.

Contact our spousal support lawyers today!

Separation and divorce often mark the beginning of a new chapter in life, but they can also bring complex legal challenges, especially when it comes to spousal support.


At Avocats de Famille, we understand the importance of navigating these moments with care, empathy and legal expertise. Our aim is to support you every step of the way, ensuring that your rights are respected and that you can move forward to a peaceful future. 

Contact us today and let us take care of your spousal support case.