Legal marriages come to an end with a divorce decree.
During the case proceedings, one can obtain two kinds of supports including –
- the child support and
- the Alimony.
Alimony is paid to a spouse or former spouse by another spouse upon a legal order.
- Awarding spousal support is based on the equitable principles and circumstances demanding support.
- Various factors like
- the duration of the marriage,
- earning abilities,
- age and health of the parties and more are considered in awarding either a temporary or a permanent or even a transitional support.
- Spousal support comes to a termination in unanticipated cases like the remarriage.
The termination can only occur by filing a petition for forego or waiver of the amount.