Asked by Anonymous at 2:05 PM on May. 1, 2011 in Money & Work
Answer by Eek_a_Geek at 2:08 PM on May. 1, 2011
Spousal maintenance is awarded in a very limited number of circumstances:
Answer by Anonymous at 2:25 PM on May. 1, 2011
to anon: the site also says "he other way that spousal maintenance can be awarded is by agreement. In this case, it's called contractual alimony or contractual spousal maintenance. Contractual alimony isn't limited in terms of how much the payments are or how long the payments will be made. Additionally, spousal maintenance (whether court ordered or contractual) is generally taxable to the person that receives it and it is generally a tax deduction for the person that pays it. However, we are not accountants and you should consult your own accountant to confirm how paying or receiving spousal maintenance payments would affect you."
Answer by EgoTryptophan at 2:38 PM on May. 1, 2011