What is the impact of the difference between the living standards of the spouses in determining the amount of spousal support awarded after the breakdown of a long-term marriage?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Bachiu v. London, 2015 BCSC 2027 (CanLII):

Where an entitlement to spousal support has been shown, it is appropriate to take into account the relative standards of living of the spouses following the marriage breakdown: Yemchuk v. Yemchuk, 2005 BCCA 406 at para. 49.

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