Ex-spouses must often untwine and divide their entire lives during a divorce. Alimony offers important support for non-earning individuals, but determining the terms often causes resentment. Who Has to Pay Alimony? The courts determine alimony based on a set of parameters. Alimony provides one individual with enough support so he or she can maintain the..
An order of protection, also known as a restraining order, keeps an alleged offender away from a victim in order to shield her (or him) as well as any children and property from harm. Generally, the offender must have committed some type of violence – a verbal threat of violence counts – for the victim..
During a divorce, the judge might direct one spouse to pay the other person regular support, usually called alimony or spousal support. Historically and statistically speaking, the woman usually receives alimony payments, because historically women have been more likely to give up careers to stay at home and raise children. That trend is likely to..