There seem to be a lot of questions surrounding spousal support and how it can be used these days. Many recipients of these payments don't understand that they don't typically last forever. Spousal support is viewed by the court as a rehabilitative measure until the recipient receives training to find a job. Let's look at some smart uses for spousal support for recipients.
First, you should use spousal support to help pay the rent or the mortgage. You need a place to live, and this is the most important bill you have. It should never be overlooked.
Make sure you stay protected by having various forms of insurance. This includes auto, homeowner's or renter's, health, dental and vision. Spousal support can help pay for these policies.
Are you planning to go back to school to earn a degree or attend a trade school to get a license or certificate? If so, use some of the spousal support you receive to pay for your education. It will go a long way towards helping you find a new career or resume your previous one.
If you have a large chunk of debt, it might be a good idea to pay it down or off using spousal support. Getting rid of debt will make it easier to pay your other monthly bills too.
Now that you know the best ways to put your spousal support to good use, you can make sure all of your bills are paid on time each month. Set some of the money aside for entertainment so you can enjoy life with your children or friends every now and then.