Spousal Support Laws in the United States

Spousal support in the United States is a complicated facet of the law, but The Law Office of David A. Martin & Associates can help you traverse this complicated legal area.

Spousal support is the support that a spouse must pay after a separation. It occurs regardless of whether the couple is married of if their is a common law marital relationship. It is not an equalization payment which is perhaps the most common payment people think of, where the assets of the marital couple are divided.

Spousal support is also different from child support as child support is for the benefit of the child exclusively and not for the spouse. The spousal support equation is calculated by the difference in income between the spouse who earns more and the spouse who earns less. The duration of spousal support is primarily based on the duration of marriage of the two people.

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