Everyone knows how the typical life story goes. A person goes to college and meets their sweetheart. Shortly after college, they get married and live happily ever after. Although this tale is still the case for many couples, a college degree now often comes with a large burden of debt. How is debt affecting marriage today and how do couples say "I do" to each other without applying that to each other's debt?
We've all heard the term before: alimony. Also referred to as spousal support or spousal maintenance in some states, alimony payments oftentimes mean a temporary -- or sometimes permanent -- tie between spouses long after the last divorce document has been signed.