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What Is Spousal Support?

When you go to family law court with your divorce attorney in Cumming, the judge will rule on a number of issues involved in the case, including spousal support. Spousal support, which is also known as alimony, refers to payments made from one spouse to the other. Under family law, the judge can award different types of alimony, such as temporary alimony for payment to be made while the divorce is pending or alimony payments after the divorce has been finalized. These post-divorce payments are generally in the form of lump sum alimony, periodic alimony, or permanent alimony.

You can hear more about spousal support by watching this video or consulting your family attorney. This video explains some of the factors the judge may consider, such as the disparity of earning capacity of the spouses.

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