What is spousal support?
Spousal support is monetary support paid from one spouse (or former spouse) to the other. In the context of divorces and dissolutions, one party may be ordered to make payments to the other.
Does every divorce/dissolution include a spousal support order?
No, not every divorce/dissolution includes a spousal support order. Many factors determine whether spousal support is necessary.
How much spousal support will I pay/receive?
It depends. There is no specific formula for computing spousal support. Rather, courts will consider many factors, and may order payment of spousal support that it finds to be reasonable and appropriate.