In Louisiana, there are two types of spousal support – interim spousal support and final spousal support.
Interim Spousal Support is based upon three factors: (1) the needs of the receiving spouse, (2) the ability of the other spouse to pay, and (3) the standard of living of the parties during the marriage.
Interim spousal support generally begins retroactive to the date a spouse filed the pleading requesting the support and can last up to the date of the divorce judgment or for up to six months (180 days) following the divorce judgment, if a claim for final spousal support is pending at the time of the divorce.
Final Spousal Support is used to support one of the spouses after the divorce is completed if that spouse has not been at fault in the breakup of the marriage. It is based on the needs of the spouse. It is designed to help with the basic necessities like food, clothing and shelter.
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