What is the quantum of spousal support based on post-separation salary increases?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Kotyk v Kotyk, 2020 BCSC 1975 (CanLII):

The quantum of spousal support is often based on the payor’s subsequent increases in salary, regardless of whether it is needs-based or compensatory. However, the respondent referred to numerous cases where support is based on the marital standard of living, not post-separation increases: Rayvals v. Rayvals, 2008 BCSC 176; Judd v. Judd, 2010 BCSC 153;G.W.C. v. K.C.C., 2015 BCSC 1802.

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