Helping You Navigate Alimony And Spousal Support Decisions
Alimony or spousal support is money paid by one spouse to another for support. It is determined by the following factors:
- Past relations and conduct of the parties
- Length of the marriage
- Ability of each party to work
- Source and amount of property awarded to the parties
- Age of each party
- Ability of each party to pay spousal support
- Current situation of each party
- Needs of each party
- Health of each party
- Prior standard of living
Spousal support will either be awarded, reserved for a later determination or denied after a determination that neither party is entitled to support. Periodic spousal support can be raised, lowered or canceled at any time based on a change of circumstances. Spousal support may be payable through a Friend of the Court office or by an income withholding order.
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