Spousal support is an essential part of many people's divorces. Without this support, there is a probability that many ex-spouses would struggle to make ends meet or would not have what they need financially to help them go back to school or look for a job.
Spousal support is all about being fair. While some people argue that it's not fair to continue being linked to someone who you were married to in the past, spousal support isn't an arbitrary penalty of any kind. In fact, it's designed to make sure that the lower-paid or lower-earning spouse has enough money to make ends meet until they can reach a point where they are self-sustainable.