Laws regarding backdating checks

It has been replaced by "spousal support," which refers to payments from one spouse to another during or after a divorce.

Either spouse can be ordered to pay support to the other—it’s based on income and resources, not gender.

It basically means creating a new, false document for your own benefit and gain.

At the same time, the legal definition of forgery is narrower than many people think.

(If you have an order that was entered before 1986, some special rules apply to you and you should see a lawyer if you’re interested in modifying the order.) If the court has retained jurisdiction to modify spousal support, there’s another requirement—the court can only order a modification where the person asking for the change can show there has been a material or substantial change in the circumstances of either party that could not reasonably have been anticipated at the time of the original decree.

These factors are: If the court determines that permanent spousal support is warranted, the amount of support will depend on some of the same factors, as well as the relatives incomes and earning capacities of both spouses.

Spousal support can end on a specific date, can continue indefinitely, or can upon the occurrence of a specified event, like the recipient’s remarriage or the death of either party.

You can ask for a temporary spousal support order while your divorce is pending if you don’t have enough money to support yourself.

If the court makes a temporary order, it ends when the divorce is over, at which point the court will make a final spousal support order.

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