If you divorce your domestic partner, the courts may order one of you to pay the other a monthly amount or partner support money. To determine the amount of support that will be paid will depend on several factors, such as:
-The duration of your domestic partnership,
-Both of your ages and your health,
-Both of your separate incomes,
-Each person's monthly expenses,
-If there are minor children to care for, and
The support amount can be changed if the situations alter and the supportee can ask the judge for help collecting on past and future support payments. This can also be done through the local child support agency IF that agency is currently helping enforce a child support order from the same former partner.