Spousal Support Calculator

Use our calculator for Canadian spousal support estimates to help you understand what your support payments may look like.

Estimate your spousal support payments with our free calculator based on the Canadian Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines.

Please note that this calculator is designed for basic, ongoing spousal support obligations, and may not be accurate for more complex cases. For further advice on spousal support, our team at Crossroads Law can help you with a free analysis of your situation. Contact us today to book your free 20-minute consultation.

Spouses

This calculator estimates your after-tax income based on the province where you live, common tax credits and deductions, and child support obligations. Please note that this calculator assumes all income is employment income and therefore may not be accurate for other types of income, such as self- employment or investment income. If any of your income is not employment income the calculations provided may not be correct. For advice on complex income and spousal support, contact our family lawyers at Crossroads Law.

Length of relationship

The length of time you and your spouse lived together (“cohabitation”) is important for the calculation of spousal support and should include the time you lived together before you were married. If this information is inaccurate it will lead to an inaccurate calculation.

Children

The amount of spousal support will change if monthly child support or special child expenses are being paid. Please add any children, including their ages and the current parenting arrangement. If both parents have at least 40% of the total parenting time, select ‘shared parenting’.

Interested in estimating your child support payments? Check out our free Child Support Calculator.

SPOUSAL SUPPORT PAYMENT ANALYSIS

ANALYSIS

The information provided in this spousal support calculator is summary information only and does not constitute legal advice. The calculations produced by this spousal support calculator are based on the formulas and tables in the Canadian Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines, but not all potential support scenarios are included. The calculations produced by this calculator are for information purposes only and should not be relied on as legal advice in court. For legal advice on your specific situation, contact Crossroads Law.

This analysis was prepared on .

MONTHLY SPOUSAL SUPPORT

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Spouse will pay spousal support

LOW
SPOUSAL SUPPORT PAYMENT

Spouse one

Spouse Two

MID
SPOUSAL SUPPORT PAYMENT

Spouse one

Spouse Two

HIGH
SPOUSAL SUPPORT PAYMENT

Spouse one

Spouse Two

Generally, the courts will consider 3 different ranges of spousal support – high, mid, and low. These ranges are based on several factors, including the length of cohabitation, each party’s income, and the standard of living during the relationship.

However, the ranges of spousal support set out in the Canadian Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines are only a recommendation, the courts are not required to follow the Guidelines and have the discretion to decide whether you are entitled to spousal support and the appropriate amount payable. The amount of spousal support can vary significantly depending on the specific circumstances of each case.

MONTHLY SECTION 3 CHILD SUPPORT

According to Section 3 of the Child Support Guidelines, we calculate that the monthly child support payments will be:

Parent One's Payment

Parent Two's Payment

Parent will pay
per month
in section 3 child support

SPOUSE ONE'S MONTHLY SUPPORT PAYMENTS

Generally, the courts will consider 3 different ranges of spousal support – high, mid, and low.

LOW SPOUSAL SUPPORT

Low-range spousal support is typically considered when the spouses have been cohabitating for a relatively short period of time and have not become significantly financially intertwined.

  • Parent One's Gross Income: $153,000
  • Parent Two's Gross Income: $17,000

MID SPOUSAL SUPPORT

Mid-range spousal support is considered where the financial disparity between the spouses is not as great as in the high-range cases, but where one spouse still requires some level of financial support.

  • Parent One's Net After Child Support: $131,280
  • Parent Two's Net After Child Support: $14,432

HIGH SPOUSAL SUPPORT

High-range spousal support is considered when one spouse is financially dependent on the other and requires a significant amount of financial support to maintain a similar standard of living to that enjoyed during the marriage. This range is often reserved for long-term marriages where one spouses has significantly higher income and earning potential than the other.

  • Parent One's Net Income: $131,280
  • Parent Two's Net Income: $17,000
  • Child Support Payments: $21,720

INCOME DISTRIBUTION

LOW SPOUSAL SUPPORT

SPOUSE ONE

SPOUSE TWO

  • $100,000

  • $75,000

  • $50,000

  • $25,000

  • $0

  • -$25,000

  • -$50,000

  • -$75,000

  • -$100,000

  • -$125,000

  • Parent One's Gross Income: $153,000
  • Parent Two's Gross Income: $17,000
MID SPOUSAL SUPPORT

SPOUSE ONE

SPOUSE TWO

  • $100,000

  • $75,000

  • $50,000

  • $25,000

  • $0

  • -$25,000

  • -$50,000

  • -$75,000

  • -$100,000

  • -$125,000

  • Parent One's Gross Income: $153,000
  • Parent Two's Gross Income: $17,000
HIGH SPOUSAL SUPPORT

SPOUSE ONE

SPOUSE TWO

  • $100,000

  • $75,000

  • $50,000

  • $25,000

  • $0

  • -$25,000

  • -$50,000

  • -$75,000

  • -$100,000

  • -$125,000

  • Parent One's Gross Income: $153,000
  • Parent Two's Gross Income: $17,000

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