• How is Spousal Support Determined?

    April 15, 2013

    Once referred to as alimony, spousal support is the payment of money by one spouse to the other following divorce. During divorce proceedings, spousal support must be decided before child support. While this payment used to be routinely awarded to the wife, today either spouse may be expected to make these payments, regardless of gender. A Boca Raton spousal support lawyer can explain all of the factors that influence the amount, duration and taxability or deductibility of these payments. Spousal support is usually tailored to the unique circumstances of each divorcing couple, including the following factors: The respective incomes and earning abilities of each party Length of the marriage If one spouse stayed at