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Spousal support causes a lot of people concern because they aren't sure if they should ask for it. In some ways, spousal support can be a great benefit. However, it does have the potential to tie you to your ex-spouse long after your divorce has been finalized.

Understand how spousal support is determined

Determining what kind of spousal support you should receive is an important part of the divorce process. It may seem like this is complicated and a difficult matter, but spousal support is nothing more than a business arrangement. It helps the spouse who is less financially independent until they can support themselves.

How long will spousal support last if you receive it?

Spousal support is something that not every divorcee has to worry about, but for those who relied on their spouses for income and support, it can be a lifeline. You might rely on that income to help you go back to school or to get an apartment in a better part of town. You may seek it to make your situation livable until you can build your career back up.

What impact does cohabitation have on spousal support payments?

It's not uncommon for divorced spouses to decide to get back in the dating game again in the months and years after their marriage comes to an end. While those couples may not be at the point where they're interested in walking back down the aisle once again, they may desire to share a home with their significant other. What many don't know is that doing so can impact the amount of alimony that they receive.

Using spousal support payments smartly

Did you recently get divorced in San Jose? If so, you likely aren't ready to move into a home by yourself. Divorce can cause a shock to your system to the point where you have to condition yourself to be a single person again. If you are the recipient of spousal support it's a smart idea to use the payments smartly so you are able to pay the bills each month and have a place to live.

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