Alimony, or spousal support, can be a very complex issue. In a pending divorce, there can be multiple stages of spousal support, each with different considerations. Pendente lite, or temporary, support may be necessary so that the bills can get paid while the details of the divorce are being resolved. Whether there is any alimony following a divorce, and for how long, is dependent upon a number of factors, including the length of the marriage, the ages of the parties, whether either party has a disability, the employment status of each party during the marriage, the ability of both parties to work and at what earnings level and for how long, among others. In some situations, identifying the appropriate level of spousal support can require a financial expert. Regardless of the level of complexity involved, our firm has experience negotiating and litigating the issue of alimony for our clients.