Am I eligible for spousal support?

Eligibility for spousal support and the type and amount you are eligible for depends on a variety of factors. The following factors will help the judge determine if you are eligible for spousal support and how much you will receive:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Standard of living while married
  • Earning capacity of the spouse requesting support
  • Other spouse’s ability to pay support
  • Age and health of both spouses
  • Division of assets and debts
  • Custody arrangements for any children
  • Any history of domestic violence
  • Existence of any prenuptial agreement

To get a more detailed answer, you will need to speak with a family law attorney directly to evaluate your unique circumstance.