When it comes to divorce, there are a lot of contentious issues that can cause former spouses to argue and debate. One such issue is spousal support, which is also often called alimony. Spousal support is awarded in some, but not all, divorce cases. It sees one of the spouses pay the other spouse on either a temporary or indefinite basis so that the post-divorce life of the spouses are roughly fair in the eyes of a judge. Remember, though, "fair" in this context doesn't mean "equal."