The term alimony was replaced with spousal support during 1997.
It is the financial support paid by one spouse to the other and is decided by the courts.
There are no specific guidelines in Maine alimony law to calculate the spousal support,
but certain factors are considered like:
- The ability of the party to make the payments.
- Earning capacities and the potential income sources.
- Both mental and physical health followed by the age.
- Education and employment history.
- Disabilities if any, and many more.
According the alimony statute in MAINE, different types of spousal support are known which include:
- General support
- Transitional support
- Reimbursement support
- Nominal support
- Interim support