What You Need to Know About Spousal Support

Aug 8, 2012 by

When most people talk about spousal support after a divorce they are actually referring to is court-ordered payment from one spouse to his or her ex-spouse for living expenses. The legal term for this form of spousal maintenance is alimony and it is not the same thing as child support. Alimony is awarded at the discretion of the court and many factors can influence the structure of the award. The rules for awarding alimony differ from state to state and the judge in the case has most of the...

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Will You Receive Alimony After You Get a Divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Alimony in divorce, also known as spousal support or maintenance, is basically payment from one spouse to his or her ex-spouse for living expenses. Alimony is separate and different from child support. Alimony is only awarded at the discretion of a judge, and many factors can influence the decision. Reasons for Alimony Much like divorce laws, the rules for awarding alimony differ from state to state. Usually, it is the judges who wield the greatest authority as to when alimony appropriate...

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Dividing Virtual Dollars in Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

As reported in the Beijing Morning Post, a Chinese woman claiming virtual assets as real property in her divorce settlement met a roadblock when the judge denied her request and gave them all to her husband instead. Even though the virtual assets were acquired during online gaming over the course of her marriage, the judge refused to recognize them as real property because both spouses played their game characters under an account in the same name. Just because the judge in China denied the...

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