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Spousal support, also known as alimony, is paid to address an imbalance of economic hardship arising from the breakdown of the relationship. Three forms of spousal support are possible:
- Contractual: applies when the parties had an agreement that one party would support the other.
- Compensatory grounds: applies when one party suffered an economic disadvantage that benefited the other party and the most reasonable method to compensate for that are payments from one party to the other.
- Non-Compensatory: applies when one party has a degree of poverty relative to the other party that is considered unfair, based on all of the circumstances.
The amount and duration of compensation
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