This is a question many potential divorcees do not want to confront, but secretly worry about. It is a particularly pressing question for a spouse who has spent a number of years as a homemaker or taking care of the children during their younger years. The good news is that there are ways the court looks out for spouses that may not be able to support themselves. The main way a spouse is support through a divorce case is an award of maintenance. This is a monthly payment from one spouse to another for their support. Another way is through awarding extra assets to the spouse with less ability to make a living. Child support can also contribute to living expenses after a divorce, as housing and utilities are included as things child support should be used for. That being said, it is always a great idea to start pursuing employment if possible, as soon as you aware a divorce might occur. Self-sufficiency always helps these situations as the court process can be unpredictable. So, if you are wondering how you will support yourself after a divorce, just remember there are options to consider.