“Advisory guidelines”

Jurisdiction: Canada Canada

Guidelines, for the determination of support, that are not legislated or mandatory but non-legislated, informal and voluntary in nature, sometimes called "true guidelines" to distinguish them from the Federal Child Support Guidelines, which are legislated and mandatory. Generally a shorthand reference to the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines proposed in this document.

Source: Glossary of Terms - Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines July 2008, Department of Justice Canada