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Separation and Divorce: Spousal Support

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How do you get spousal support?

Spousal support can be negotiated and agreed on by the spouses and written into a separation agreement. This is often done along with other issues such as child support, parenting arrangements (custody and access), and property division.

Lawyers and mediators can help the spouses reach an agreement. But if the spouses cannot agree, a judge or arbitrator can decide.

There is more information about these topics in other resources in CLEO's Family Law Series.

CLEO's Steps to Justice website also has step-by-step information about common legal problems, including family law issues. Visit