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November 2016 Archives

FAQ: Receiving spousal support/alimony

Nearly every aspect of divorce is stressful or emotionally draining in some form or another. If you have been unemployed, underemployed, or a stay-at-home parent for a while, one overwhelming aspect of divorce might be how you will provide for yourself and/or your children. Spousal support or alimony may be ordered by court to help compensate you if you are at a financial disadvantage, but you probably have many questions about how alimony works and how it will affect you.

Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey finalize divorce

Let's face it ? the phrase "amicable divorce" is, more often than not, an oxymoron. Yes, there are rare cases when a couple "consciously uncouples," everything goes smoothly and neither side harbors any hurt or ill feelings. In most cases, though, divorce is a tough, contentious time as both sides work through the pain of dividing assets, deciding child custody and settling on the ins and outs of support.