SPOUSAL SUPPORT

  • Can be waived by one or both spouses

  • If waived by only one spouse, it stays in and is ordered in the case

  • It’s based on the income of both spouses and standard of living during the marriage

  • It’s usually ordered by the Court to be paid for half the time of the marriage for marriages between 5+ and 10 years in length

  • Can be indefinite in marriages over 20 years

  • Can be voided if recipient remarries or cohabits over specified time period

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