One of the hardest parts of ending a marriage is figuring out the finances. The end to every marriage looks different when it comes to finances and usually there is not a cookie cutter way to get it figured out. In some cases, both spouses moved up the career ladder in much the same way and ended the marriage making roughly the same salary. Many other times, one spouse put their career on hold to support their partners’ professional development. It is in cases like this where alimony, also referred to as spousal support, comes into play.