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What if I cannot afford to pay any alimony?

If that is true, be prepared to prove it to the judge’s satisfaction, through a complete disclosure of your financial records. Ability to pay becomes the main consideration of the court. Contrary to what you may have heard or read elsewhere, you cannot be made to pay more in spousal support per month than you earn in a month, and no one wants to impoverish you by making you pay an exorbitant amount. The court with the intentions of punishment does typically not award spousal support.