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Need help to advance a fair claim for spousal support or defend an unfair claim for spousal support?

The words spousal support on various signs, representing the different forms of spousal support, an area of family law handled by lawyers at Sharek & Co, which also handles divorce in Alberta, legal separation, child custody, child support, emergency protection orders and restraining orders in EdmontonSpousal support, also known as alimony, is paid to address an imbalance of economic hardship arising from the breakdown of the relationship. Three forms of spousal support are possible:

  • Contractual: applies when the parties had an agreement that one party would support the other.
  • Compensatory grounds:  applies when one party suffered an economic disadvantage that benefited the other party and the most reasonable method to compensate for that are payments from one party to the other.
  • Non-Compensatory:  applies when one party has a degree of poverty relative to the other party that is considered unfair, based on all of the circumstances.

The amount and duration of compensation depends on a variety of factors, including the budgeted needs of the parties and the general costs of each party.

For more information about spousal support claims, alimony disputes and other legal services offered by the Family Law lawyers at Sharek Logan & van Leenen LLP, please visit our Family Law FAQ page or contact us online. You will quickly discover why any search for the best rated Family Law lawyers in Edmonton is not complete until you have spoken to us.

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Sharek Logan & van Leenen LLP Family Law Legal Team

Matthew Pagels, a lawyer in the Edmonton law firm Sharek & Co, where he handles family law, criminal law and general civil litigation

Matthew Pagels


Kristy Moore, a lawyer in the Edmonton law firm Sharek & Co. where she handles family law, including divorce and separation, spousal support, child custody and support and division of matrimonial property.

Kristy L. Moore


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