Many in Alexandria may view spousal support as being limited to alimony payments. Yet there may be other ways through which one is obligated to support their ex-spouse after their marriage has ended. Given that (according to the U.S. Census Bureau) over 67 percent of Americans have their health insurance coverage through a private plan, there is a strong possibility in many divorce cases that one spouse was covered under the other’s plan (which in most cases is offered through their employer). If that spouse is not able to immediately secure gainful employment (that offers benefits), are they to be left uncovered after their divorce becomes final?
Commonly known as alimony, spousal support are monies paid to a former spouse at the end of a marriage. Not all divorces involve spousal support, as the judge will review a number of factors to determine whether you or your ex should make payments. LeagleBeagle.com explains a few of the reasons why a judge might not order spousal support at the end of a marriage.