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Idiot's Guides: Surviving Divorce, Fourth Edition by Terry Hillman, Pamela Weintraub

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CHAPTER20

Spousal Support

In This Chapter

  • What is maintenance and when is it appropriate?
  • The rules governing spousal maintenance
  • How to get the best deal for yourself
  • When altered life circumstances affect what you receive or what you pay

Long after the ink is dry on your judgment of divorce, you might still be writing checks to your ex. These payments are called alimony, spousal support, or maintenance, depending on the jurisdiction.

Maybe the payments haven’t begun. You’re not divorced yet, but you want some idea of what this breakup is going to cost you. Or perhaps you need to know how much money you can expect to receive so you can start ...

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