Divorce and Spousal Support/Alimony
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When a couple legally separates or divorces, the court may order 1 spouse or domestic partner to pay the other a certain amount of support money each month. This is called "spousal support" for married couples and "partner support" in domestic partnerships. It is sometimes also called "alimony."
ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial.
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Steps for changing Spousal/Partner Financial Support.
If you are getting divorced and want to change your name to back to your maiden name, you can usually do that in your divorce case.
A step-by-step outline of the process for divorce/separation.
Except in the case of Social Security and Tier I Railroad Retirement benefits, a court order is necessary for someone who has been divorced to get a share of a pension.
Types of property: community, separate, quasi-community, and mixed community.
Your options if you were asked for a divorce or separation.
Find out more about the spousal support process.
My Spouse/Partner Filed a Response and We Have an Agreement.