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