In my 35 years of experience, I’ve found that spousal support is often the most contentious of all issues my clients might face. This is an area where experience really counts, since inadequate support determinations can have a substantially negative effect on you, as my client, for years to come.
Initially, there needs to be a determination as to whether a party is entitled to support. Where that is the case, the next step is dealing with both the amount of the spousal support as well as its duration. Spousal support is considered by the Court as separate from Child Support.