There is no black and white answer as to how much spousal support one spouse will pay the other.  Every case is unique and is decided upon based on the unique facts of every case.  The law states that Judges must look at how much the person asking for support needs to live, and how much the other person can pay.

Factors taken into consideration include, the age and health of the couple, available employment opportunities, the effect that being married had on the employment opportunities of the couple, contribution to family care during the marriage, the contribution made to the other’s career, the time it will take for the person to become self-sufficient, and the need to stay at home to take care of young children or adult children with a disability.   Call Baratz Law today for a free confidential consultation with a lawyer.