How Does The Court Determine Spousal Support?
The final support payment ordered by the judge usually looks at factors beyond the present earnings of the parties. Often times the judge will take into consideration each party’s ability to earn income, the age of the parties, the health of the parties, how long the parties were married, the educational background and other similar factors.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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