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When you are going through a divorce, the topic of support payments might come up. There are two types of these payments that you have to think about – spousal and child. These serve different purposes, but there is a chance that you will have to pay for both of them. We know that this might not sound like something you want to do, but you have to be prepared to handle these support matters if the court orders to do so.

You can’t think of spousal support and child support in the same manner. The spousal support is meant to help support your ex for a specific amount of time. The child support is paid to your ex, but it is meant to be used on the expenses related to the children. It can be hard to think about having to hand all of this over to your ex, but remember that you must follow court orders.

The exact order that you have to follow will be set based on the circumstances of your case. The state has formulas in place to determine child support payments. You might be able to negotiate the alimony payments while you are trying to work out a divorce settlement with your ex. We can help you determine what is possible in your case.

Another thing to think about is that you might be able to do a lump sum payment for the spousal support. This might take some of the pressure off you if you are able to make it work. We can help you figure out what is possible.