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How likely is a spouse to be awarded spousal support, if the

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How likely is a spouse to be awarded spousal support, if the husband makes an 80k salary and the wife is unemployed as a stay at home mom if the marriage was only 6 months?
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It is extremely unlikely that the wife would be awarded any spousal support in a marriage of such a short duration. That said, if the child is also the child of the husband, child support would be required

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Is it true that a judge can grant spousal support if one spouse earns signifacantly more than the other?

Yes – however although the judge always has discretion to award spousal support, it typically will not order such spousal support when the marriage is of such a short duration. If the court were to award any payment of all, it would likely be temporary maintenance for the duration of the divorce proceeding
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