Spousal support can be a hot button topic for many couples untying the knot.  How much spousal support one partner must give to another is determined by the court's analysis of multiple factors.  Chief among these factors is employment.  

In these cases, it is often best to hire an employment expert. This person is trained to help the court analyze the current job market, the training and education level of each partner, past job experience, and inherent skills. Understanding these factors helps the courts determine whether both partners are maximizing their full potential in the marketplace. This, in turn, weighs heavily on the ultimate spousal support determination.  

If you think you might need the services of an employment expert in your case, be sure to speak with an attorney first to help you with the process.     

H. Van Smith
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