Spousal Maintenance

Spousal maintenance, otherwise known as alimony, is paid by one former spouse to the other former spouse because he or she cannot financially support himself or herself for whatever reason. Spousal maintenance can either be temporary, for example for two years to allow the husband to finish a college degree or permanent because the wife was a housemaker for 25 years and does not have an education.

Although the parties are divorced, issues involving spousal maintenance may surface again requiring legal advice.