Spousal support might not be something that you've considered asking for in your divorce. However, if you are the lesser-earning spouse, you have put a hold on your career or you just need some financial help as you become a single person again, then spousal support might be right for you.
Spousal support can help people who need to boost their incomes temporarily after divorce. Spousal support is not usually long-term. However, there are cases in which spousal support might be ordered permanently, like when there can be no expectation for the spouse to return to work or when the marriage lasted many decades.