Will I receive alimony? Will I have to pay spousal support?

Either spouse in a divorce can request to receive alimony / spousal support based on evidence that he or she requires such payments to get by while transitioning back into the workforce after having been economically dependent during the marriage.  A parent who is receiving custody of a child with physical or mental disabilities may also receive alimony if he or she will have to stay at home to provide care for the child.