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Spousal Support

An Overview on Spousal Support

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a form of payment that is received from one spouse to another after an order has been made in a separation or a dissolution (divorce) case. These forms of payments are meant to support the disadvantaged spouse in an economic way so that he or she may experience a comparable standard of living as he or she enjoyed while in the marriage. In most cases, the spouse who earns higher wages is ordered by the court to pay spousal/partner support to his or her former partner. If you believe you are entitled to receive...

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