Some people may think they are automatically entitled to spousal support after filing for divorce. Spousal support is not an automatic right. It is something that one party needs to qualify for in order to receive. There are many factors that can go into calculating eligibility for spousal support. One of the main factors is how much of a financial disadvantage one party may be after the parties divide their assets.
In situations where one party is eligible to receive spousal support payments, there are ways to ensure that the court order is being enforced. What could be challenging in this situation is if one party lives in a foreign jurisdiction where an Ontario court order may not be supported.