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Spousal Maintenance

If you make more money than your spouse, you may be concerned that you will end up paying spousal support for the rest of your life. It is up to each attorney to demonstrate what is fair and reasonable, and for each judge to decide which side is correct. Spousal Support (also known as spousal maintenance or alimony) is money paid by the higher wage earning spouse to the lower wage earning spouse. If you make more money than your spouse, you may be concerned that you will end up paying spousal support for the rest of your life. While lifelong support is not common, the court may order support for any set period of time It deems appropriate. There is no set schedule or formula for setting spousal support. It is up to each attorney to demonstrate what is fair and reasonable, and for each judge to decide which side is correct.

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