Spousal Support in Saskatchewan
Spousal Support in Saskatchewan is either agreed upon by the parties or determined by the judge in a contested hearing.
How do I figure out the amount of support to be paid?
There is no set calculation for spousal support like there is for child support. However, the Child Support Advisory Guidelines can assist spouses to figure out the amount of spousal support that should be paid.
MySupportCalculator.ca is also a website with a support calculator and can provide an estimated dollar amount that can be adjusted based on the parties circumstances. Spousal Support calculations can be complicated and often require a third party, such as a mediator, to assist in determining an amount. Fairway mediators will consider the following when assisting parties to come to an agreement on spousal support:
- Length of marriage
- Standard of living prior to divorce
- Ability for both parties to get employment
- Retraining in the workforce
- Disabilities and other factors
Can I enforce the spousal support agreement in Saskatchewan?
Once an agreement is received for spousal support, parties can enroll with the Maintenance Enforcement Office (MEO).
The Office, which serves the entire province, is located in Regina.
The Office will:
- Register support orders and agreements
- Record and monitors payments
- Take enforcement action when the required payments are missed or late.
Saskatchewan claimants (persons receiving support) and respondents (persons required to pay support) can both register their support order or agreement with the Office.