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Is alimony and spousal support the same?
It is rare but if the Woman is the supporting spouse she can end up paying alimony. EG: Madonna and Guy Ritchie
There is no difference between them, other than it's two different terms for the same thing.
Yes. Spousal and child support are the only unemployment benefits that can be garnished.
Yes. Alimony is an order of a court for the support of one spouse by the other spouse. Maintenance in family law refers to alimony or spousal support. Maintenance is an order …of a court for the support of one spouse by the other spouse.
Alimony is, child support isn't, though in some cases, it should be. The more alimony paid means less child support paid, as it lowers the obligor's taxable income.
"Child support" is self-explanatory. Alimony (or maintenance) is intended to support the former spouse. It is usually temporary, until the former spouse can become self-suffic…ient.
Probably not, the person under most U.S. state laws would not be considered a spouse if they were not legally married. There are a few states that still recognize common law m…arriages. However, the qualifications for such a union are established by the laws of those states and can be quite complicated.
Half your income. The larger portion towards children. Keep in mind if you have massive deductions on your paycheck, they will reduce the amount YOU get as your CS/SS payments… will be fixed. 401K will be split down the middle and all your accounts and property 50/50. But, if your wife/husband is a frivilous spender and has been bringing you to financial ruin for years, you will be better off financially AFTER he/she's out of your accounts.
there are many factors to be considered : Length of marriage What each person needs What each person pays and can pay Whether having job makes it har…d to take care of children Age and health of both people Debts and property Whether either spouse received help with education, training career, or professional liscence. Whether there was any domestic violence. Whether either was affected by un-employment tax impact of spousal support
"requirements" ... these vary by jurisdiction but typically spousal support is temporary, to give the spouse opportunity to become self-sufficient.
You may be eligable for thrree hots and a cot!
You go to jail.
If you're in the US, you might be able to get temporary spousal support during a legal separation (I say 'might', because spousal support is not always awarded).
The state of Indiana does not have alimony. Spousal support must meet the following guidelines: IC 31-15-7-2 Findings concerning maintenance Sec. 2. A court may make …the following findings concerning maintenance: (1) If the court finds a spouse to be physically or mentally incapacitated to the extent that the ability of the incapacitated spouse to support himself or herself is materially affected, the court may find that maintenance for the spouse is necessary during the period of incapacity, subject to further order of the court. (2) If the court finds that: (A) a spouse lacks sufficient property, including marital property apportioned to the spouse, to provide for the spouse's needs; and (B) the spouse is the custodian of a child whose physical or mental incapacity requires the custodian to forgo employment; the court may find that maintenance is necessary for the spouse in an amount and for a period of time that the court considers appropriate. (3) After considering: (A) the educational level of each spouse at the time of marriage and at the time the action is commenced; (B) whether an interruption in the education, training, or employment of a spouse who is seeking maintenance occurred during the marriage as a result of homemaking or child care responsibilities, or both; (C) the earning capacity of each spouse, including educational background, training, employment skills, work experience, and length of presence in or absence from the job market; and (D) the time and expense necessary to acquire sufficient education or training to enable the spouse who is seeking maintenance to find appropriate employment; a court may find that rehabilitative maintenance for the spouse seeking maintenance is necessary in an amount and for a period of time that the court considers appropriate, but not to exceed three (3) years from the date of the final decree. ---------------------- Spousal support is not a given and must meet one of the critera listed above. The total amount between child support and spousal support cannot exceed 50% of the obliger's income.
The only way to get spousal support is to have a judge award the support during a divorce. An attorney can help you file the necessary paperwork for spousal support.
Yes you do have to pay it but if you want the cheapest deal just pay Child Support There is no such thing as the "cheapest deal" - this is not Walmart. Child support, as the …term implies, is support of the child[ren]. Alimony or spousal maintenance is temporary support of the ex spouse, until s/he can become self-sufficient. They are two entirely different things.