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The Issues

To achieve an agreement, the spouses must decide on:

a) a parenting plan to ensure their children's best interests are met;

b) what each spouse's income is and how to calculate the amount of support one parent will pay to the other, based on 
the parenting plan they have designed;

c) whether spousal support applies and if it does, the amount 
and length of time it will be paid; and

d) a method of determining the value of the property they accumulated during the marriage and how to divide that property. 



When a marriage ends, there are four main issues facing a separating couple:

1. Parenting 
2. Child Support
3. Spousal Support
4. Property Division
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