What is a non-compensationary spousal support award?

Nova Scotia, Canada

The following excerpt is from TM v. RR, 2021 NSSC 156 (CanLII):

Non-compensatory – A non-compensatory spousal support award is based on need and is meant to narrow the disparity between the financial circumstances of each spouse: Bracklow v. Bracklow, 1999 CanLII 715 (SCC), [1999] 1 SCR 420, at para 37.

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