Temporary spousal support (alimony) after separation is intended to maintain the parties’ status quo as they navigate through the dissolution process.
Permanent spousal support, on the other hand, is judged broadly by the parties’ “circumstances” in reference to their standard of living established during their marriage and their respective needs and abilities to pay. The court is required to consider statutory factors above in evaluating the issue of permanent spousal support, and the ultimate decision—as to amount, duration and whether to retain spousal support jurisdiction—rests within the court’s broad discretion.
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