Does spousal support continue to be relevant?

New Brunswick, Canada

The following excerpt is from Hoar v. Toner (Hoar), 2010 NBQB 167 (CanLII):

Further, compensatory support continues to be relevant. As explained in Moge v. Moge, supra: The most significant economic consequence of marriage or marriage breakdown, however, usually arises from the birth of children. This generally requires that the wife cut back on her paid labour force participation in order to care for the children, an arrangement which jeopardizes her ability to ensure her own income security and independent well being. In such situations, spousal support may be a way to compensate such economic disadvantage. (at para. 80)

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