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Spousal Support

Spousal Support

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Spousal support, sometimes referred to as “alimony”, are payments made from one spouse to another after separation. Spousal support is intended to reflect the advantages and disadvantages experienced by the spouses due to the spousal relationship and its breakdown. 

Unlike child support that is determined by the Federal Child Support Guidelines, spousal support is not determined by any set guidelines, though the Courts often refer to the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines. The amount of support and the length that it is payable is commonly influenced by the parties’ incomes, length of marriage, careers, and other factors.