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Old 10-23-2017, 09:40 PM
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"Ms. Willis experienced financial and economic disadvantages in her relationship with Mr. Saunders, some of which were of her own making. Her standard of living was significantly reduced as a result of the relationship ending. At the time of separation, she was dependent on Mr. Saunders, and since that time she has been in obvious need. I find that Ms. Willis is entitled to spousal support on the basis of need."

This is the case in a nut shell IMO. Need-based - totally different than compensatory. Some people's level of "need" is different than others. "Need" doesn't mean living on the gutter. SS is not indefinite.
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