Spousal Support Overview
Is Spousal Support Another Name For Alimony?
Spousal support (sometimes referred to as alimony) is money paid by one spouse to the other based on the payor’s ability to pay and the payee’s needs. Spousal support orders address the amount and duration of the payments.
Spousal support may be payable before the entry of the judgment (temporary support) and after the entry of the judgment (permanent support). The orders are generally modifiable based on a change of circumstances.