Changes to the income of those who are paying spousal support are reason enough for them to ask for reductions in what they have to pay. When a couple goes through a divorce in British Columbia, it may be that the partner who makes more money may have to pay support to the one who doesn't make as much or who doesn't work at all. Recently, there have been rumblings among many who pay support to have the amount lessened when they face financial hardship. It's important to note that spousal support is distinctly different from child support.
No person is free of having made or of making mistakes. British Columbia parents strive to be the best parents they can be, but when divorce is looking more like a reality, it may be hard going while the couple tries to sort out who is going to do what and when with the children. There are some things for a couple to ponder – and that may help their kids – before they decide to call it quits.
The law does not look favourably on those who skip out on child support payments. Family law in British Columbia makes is quite clear that children come first and making support payments is in their best interests. Sometimes, though, life has a way of creating situations of financial hardship, making it difficult for the payor to fulfill his or her child support obligations.
Imagine you’re separated from a spouse you legally married but didn’t bother to divorce as you didn’t want to marry again. Instead, you formed a common-law arrangement with another spouse.
Once December's merrymaking comes to an end and life gets back to some semblance of normality, the new year can be a time when some couples have the serious breakup talk. In British Columbia, January seems to have been labelled as the month for divorce talks and there may be many reasons for this. It may be that a couple has been thinking of separating for a while, but both people decided to wait until the holidays have passed, especially when children are involved.