Any assets accumulated during the marriage (with few exceptions, like gifts, inheritances, etc.) are subject to distribution in divorce.
Courts consider a lot of factors when evaluating spousal support
. These factors include, but are not limited to:
1. income and expenses of each spouse; 2. the spouse’s health and medical condition; 3. the spouse’s needs and debt obligations; 4. the custodial award; 5. the ages of the spouse’s; 6. the standard of living while married; 7. tax consequences; 8. any marital fault or misconduct; and dissipation of assets. (Mississippi Code - Section 93 - Chapters: 5-23)
Spousal support is highly discretionary for courts, meaning that there is no set formula and courts award it according to the specific circumstances and the court's own view of fairness as it relates to the matter.
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