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Is spousal support based on partner's gross or net income? 6

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Is spousal support based on partner's gross or net income?
JA: How long was the marriage? Do both parties earn roughly the same amount of money?
Customer: 6 years. Wife earned nothing during this time.
JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?
Customer: Alberta, Canada
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Do you have a Family Law Lawyer who is an expert in Alberta Law? Also, what is the cost?
JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Family Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.
Customer: OK
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 2 months ago.

Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

Expert:  Debra replied 2 months ago.

I am sorry to hear that it sounds like you are in a difficult situation.

Did the spouses live together first and if so for how long?

Are their children?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No, we did not live together before marriage. One child in the equation. Not mine, but 11 years of age at time of marriage to her mother.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No, by text only for now.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Are you an expert in Alberta, Canada family law?
Expert:  Debra replied 2 months ago.

I am a senior family lawyer. I am in Ontario but not Alberta. The law is essentially the same in both provinces. I have been answering questions about Alberta family law for 9 years on this site. There are no lawyers from Alberta on this site.

Do you want me to go ahead or not?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No live phone call. Can we continue communicating here?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Will not go ahead. Thanks anyhow.
Expert:  Debra replied 2 months ago.

We can most assuredly continue online. I am not offering the call. The site is. I am sorry for the confusion.

Can I provide the answer? I've been a lawyer since 1985 and the question is really very basic for me.