“Non-compensatory support”

Jurisdiction: Canada Canada

Spousal support based on need and dependency, apart from any compensatory considerations. In its 1999 decision in the case of Bracklow, the Supreme Court of Canada held that the spousal support objectives of the Divorce Act were not exclusively compensatory, but also encompassed non-compensatory purposes.

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