Spousal Support Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Spousal Support, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Spousal Support?

(n) Spousal support is the money paid to the divorced spouse or to the spouse with whom divorces proceedings are initiated, as compensation ordered by the court, for their support. In no-fault divorce it is also called as alimony.