They’re the same thing. In New York, spousal support, which is also called maintenance, used to be called alimony.
The IRS still calls it alimony. Whatever you call it, spousal support exists to help cushion the so-called non-monied spouse in the aftermath of a divorce in Brooklyn.
In earlier decades, spousal support was almost always paid by the husband to the wife, who was often a homemaker.
Today, support can go either way, depending on the particulars of each spouse’s income.
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