The Court’s have the power to order one spouse to pay the other spouse Alimony, now referred to as Spousal Support. The courts want each party to maintain a standard of living they had during the marriage, prior to the divorce proceedings. Spousal support is unique with each case and the computer program used to determine child support is not used to determine the final order of Spousal Support. Spousal Support can continue indefinitely, or there can be an ending date depending upon the circumstances of each case.