Spousal support can be really confusing and seemingly stressful at times. In Canada, negotiation in such cases are allowed. The amount of spousal support may be affected in cases where a property division is to take place. Spousal support can be compensated either as a lump sum or a monthly payment. Dependant upon which case, you may or may not be entitled to a tax deduction. If you have a cohabitation or prenuptial agreement, you will may be liable to pay due to the contract. The area of spousal support can be extremely complicated and would be in the person's best interest to consult with counsel as soon as possible. If you want to have a consultation on spousal support in Edmonton, feel free to contact us.