Generally, so long as a husband and wife are living together, there is a mutual duty of support. The duty of support continues independently of the marital estate or financial circumstances. However, a spousal support award is not mandatory in dissolution proceedings. Courts have the discretion to award or deny spousal support based on both parties needs and ability to pay.
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