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Is there the requirement of need for spousal support to be awarded?

This requirement is found in the statutes of a number of states, which hold that spousal support can only be given if the recipient can demonstrate some financial need for it. The requirement translates as: the recipient must not be able to provide his or her own financial support and can not have enough property/assets to meet his or her own needs. (As a reminder, needs and desires are not to be confused).