Figuring out the best ways to maximize spousal support, commonly referred to as alimony, is frustrating and confusing. Especially considering the state of Utah does not have a set formula to determine how much support should be awarded.
Spousal support is not the same as child support. In fact, these are funds you receive in addition to the support needed to care for children. The purpose of spousal support is to enable the spouse receiving support to maintain the same standard of living they had during the marriage. In addition to preventing them from becoming a discharge of the state, in the event they are suddenly unable to afford the home they live in and other bills after the divorce. (more…)