Spousal support, previously called alimony, is money paid to one’s former spouse for his or her support. The court considers the following factors in awarding spousal support:
A judgment of divorce must award spousal support, expressly reserve the question, or state that neither party is entitled to spousal support. Spousal support may be modified on a showing of a change in circumstances that warrants modification, unless your judgment indicates that spousal support is non-modifiable. Spousal support is usually paid through the Friend of the Court office but may be a direct pay if the parties agree.