This is a very complex and subtle area of law. Length of cohabitation, roles assumed by the spouses during the cohabitation, economic consequences of the relationship and its breakdown, these are just a few of the factors to be carefully considered. Recently, the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines (“SSAGs”) have brought some much needed assistance and consistency in determining duration and quantum of spousal support. The SSAGs are, however, quite complex and they are only a starting point. The specific facts of your case need to be carefully considered and assessed to determine your rights or obligations. Call us for a consultation to explore your options.