Post-separation support is temporary support, given prior to divorce, which is usually paid until an award of alimony is granted or denied. Alimony is ongoing financial support, after divorce, paid from one spouse to the other. Either type of support will require the court to find that one spouse is dependent and the other is supporting. Unless this obligation and its duration are resolved by the parties in a separation agreement, it will be left to the discretion of the judge. In certain instances of marital misconduct or marital torts, the law may either require or prohibit an award. There are also tax implications in these types of cases. Call the Law Offices of Ryan B. Addison now for direction in navigating this process.