Did you make the choice to stay home with your children? Are there certain factors unique to your situation that leaves you unable to work? Do you have a job that earns significantly less than what your spouse earns? If you answered yes, then you probably have serious concerns about what your divorce will mean for your financial future.
One form of help available to you may come from alimony payments, also called spousal support. The intent of these payments is to offset the economic inequity that a lesser-earning spouse can experience in a divorce. If you think you could be eligible for these types of payments, you will want to fight for a fair amount. Pursuing reasonable terms in a spousal support order is a significant step in protecting your future interests.