Jurisdiction: Canada Canada

This is the threshold question in spousal support of whether a spouse has any claim to spousal support at all. After entitlement has been established, issues of amount and duration can be addressed. The issue of entitlement can arise in any context where spousal support is in issue — interim support, initial orders or agreements for support, or reviews or variations of existing support orders.

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