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Spousal support, or alimony, is the amount of money the court orders the higher-wage-earning spouse to pay to the other spouse every month. Spousal support can be a temporary and/or a final order by the Court. Temporary spousal support is typically based on a formula. Generally, the guideline for temporary spousal support is 40% of the higher wage earner’s income, less than 50% of the other party’s income. A final or “permanent” order of spousal support can have a termination date or be ordered indefinitely. In short-term marriages, generally those that are less than 10 years in length, the court will usually order spousal support be paid only for a time period often equal to half the length of the marriage. In marriages of long duration, the court may order support indefinitely. Either spouse can ask the judge to change the support amount if the situation changes.
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