Will there be spousal support or alimony ordered?
Spousal Support, called Spousal Maintenance, and Alimony are two types of money paid by one spouse to the other spouse monthly, either during or after a divorce. The main difference between the two is tax treatment. Spousal Maintenance may be ordered during the pendency of a divorce for a number of reasons. However, spousal maintenance can only be ordered post-divorce if the factors in the statute are met. How much will be paid is also determined by statute.