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Spousal support: You may claim following a breakdown of marriage

Spousal support is there for those who need to have some additional support for their income after a separation or divorce occurs. Imagine yourself in a relationship where you stay home to care for your children. After several years, you may find it hard to find a job or to get one in the field you used to work in with the same or higher level of pay. That issue is known, and that's one of the reasons spousal support is a part of many divorces.

Spousal support, which is also called alimony, comes in several forms. Alimony tends to be more permanent; it may be long-term alimony, for instance, which is paid for several years or decades. Some forms may be paid for the remainder of a person's life. Post-separation support, on the other hand, is only temporary assistance for those who are dependent spouses.

In the past, spousal support was only able to be given when one person could prove that one of several offenses happened during marriage and that alimony was needed. Now, that obligation has been eliminated, which means there is no need to prove one spouse damaged the marriage or caused it to collapse. However, if a dependent spouse causes misconduct in the marriage, like cheating on a spouse, then a judge can use that information to decide whether or not to provide alimony to that person.

Other factors, like the spouses' ages and if children are involved are also considered. Our website has more information, so you can learn about how spousal support may come into play in your divorce.

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