During a divorce proceeding, a lower-earning spouse may be entitled to rehabilitative or indefinite alimony. Generally, the spouse with higher income may be ordered to pay spousal support to the lower-earning spouse. Alimony awards are enforceable by the court, particularly if the alimony award is incorporated in a judgment of divorce and marital settlement agreement. However, some…

Aside from the emotional strain, undergoing the divorce process can have a devastating toll on the separating couple’s finances. In many cases one spouse may have a substantially diminished earning capacity due to passing up educational or career opportunities in order to stay home with the children. The financially diminished spouse may have difficult time…

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