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Spousal Support is a periodic payment for support of a spouse during the dissolution proceeding and/or after marriage has been terminated.


The factors considered by the Court in calculating the amount and duration of spousal support are: the parties' respective income or earning ability, the length of the marriage, the age of the parties, the parties' health and education, whether there are still minor children at home and the standard of living during the marriage.


Either party can seek spousal support and/or ask the court to change the existing order if there has been a change of circumstances after the initial order has been made.


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