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Published: March 12, 2020

Last Updated: July 19, 2021

Most legal fees incurred in family law situations are not deductible for Canadian income tax purposes. The main exception is for fees incurred to enforce a maintenance order. The status of fees incurred to obtain a spousal support order is less clear.


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