Wendy Williams, a prominent television host, filed for divorce from her husband, Kevin Hunter, putting an end to their marriage of 21 years. Before filing for divorce, the couple was living together in Livingston.
Because New Jersey is a no-fault state, couples looking for a divorce have choices. They can opt for a divorce with fault or a no-fault divorce. In no-fault divorces, neither party has to bear the blame for the failure of the marriage. So, in William's case, despite the fact that Hunter allegedly cheated on her, the talk show host may be ordered to pay her husband spousal support. Prior to their separation, Hunter was an executive producer for Williams' show.
According to sources, Hunter replied to Williams filing demanding that she pay him spousal support and child support for their 18-year-old son. When determining whether one spouse will be required to pay alimony, the court considers the earning potentials of each spouse, their assets and debts, and their expenses.
Hunter is also asking that Williams pay for their son's college expenses. Parents in New Jersey must support their child until they have completed their education or they are employed.
Whether it's a mutual agreement or a contested one, the issue of spousal support often comes up in divorce cases. Spousal support can play a very vital role in helping the spouses grow accustomed to their separate, financial lives after a divorce. If you are going through a divorce, you should contact a divorce and family law attorney to help you through the process.