Does spousal support (sometimes called alimony) increase just because child support has ended? The information we are writing in this article is correct as of the date of its publication. This is an area of law that may be going through further changes so do not rely on this article as being up to date just in case the law has recently changed.
Let’s discuss a scenario where, after the final divorce judgment, child support terminates because the children have reached the age of 18 (or graduated high school if they are over 18) and the parent who received child support and alimony is concerned because, without the child support, that parent won’t be able to support him or herself.
Does a termination of child support entitle the supported parent to increased alimony?
Let’s find out. [Read more…]