Summary of Data for Total Spousal Support
by Peter Roscoe
March 21, 2009
Pre 2004 
Post 2005 

Total Spousal Support Payments ( mean / median ) in 1000 $’s per year 
22.3 / 12.0 
22.4 / 14.4 
Payors Claimed Income ( mean / median ) in 1000 $ ‘s per year 
124.2 / 63.8 
84.5 / 72.0 
Payors Court Ordered Income ( mean / median ) in 1000 $ ‘s per year 
135.6 / 71.5 
114.1 / 81.0 
Recipients Income ( mean / median ) in 1000 $ ‘s per year 
22.2 / 15.8 
19.1 / 15.9 
Total Spousal Support Summarized in Percent Change
% Change 

Total Spousal Support Payments ( mean / median ) in 1000 $’s per year 
0.0 % / + 20.0 % 
Payors Claimed Income ( mean / median ) in 1000 $ ‘s per year 
 15.8 % / + 12.8 % 
Payors Court Ordered Income ( mean / median ) in 1000 $ ‘s per year 
 32.0 % / + 13.2 % 
Recipients Income ( mean / median ) in 1000 $ ‘s per year 
 9.5 % / + 0.6 % 
Imputation of Income
2004 Mean = 11.4 x 100 / 124.2 = 9.2 %
2004 Median = 7.7 x 100 / 63.8 = 12.1 %
2005 Mean = 29.6 x 100 / 84.5 = 35.0 %
2005 Median = 9.0 x 100 / 72.0 = 12.5 %
Mean total spousal support payments increased by less than one percent, and median payments increased by 20 %. Payors mean claimed incomes decreased by 32.0 % and median incomes increased by 12.8 %. Payors mean court ordered incomes decreased by 15.8 % and median incomes increased by 13.2 %. Recipients mean incomes decreased by 9.5 % and median incomes changed by less than one percent. In 2004, imputation of mean income was 9.2 % and imputation of median income was 12.1 %. In 2005, imputation of mean income was 35.0 % and imputation of median income was 12.5 %
Summary of Data for Combined Support
Pre 2004 
Post 2005 

Combined Support Payments ( mean / median ) in 1000 $’s per year 
35.7 / 22.7 
42.1 / 27.5 
Payors Claimed Income ( mean / median ) in 1000 $ ‘s per year 
113.9 / 66.5 
93.5 / 75.0 
Payors Court Ordered Income ( mean / median ) in 1000 $ ‘s per year 
129.0 / 78.5 
130.9 / 89.3 
Recipients Income ( mean / median ) in 1000 $ ‘s per year 
26.6 / 17.1 
21.4 / 20.0 
Combined Support Summarized in Percent Change
% Change 

Combined Support Payments ( mean / median ) in 1000 $’s per year 
+ 17.9 % / + 21.1 % 
Payors Claimed Income ( mean / median ) in 1000 $ ‘s per year 
 17.9 % / + 12.8 % 
Payors Court Ordered Income ( mean / median ) in 1000 $ ‘s per year 
+ 1.5 % / + 13.8 % 
Recipients Income ( mean / median ) in 1000 $ ‘s per year 
 19.5 % / + 17.0 % 
Imputation of Income
2004 Mean = 15.1 x 100 / 113.9 = 13.3 %
2004 Median = 12.0 x 100 / 63.8 = 18.8 %
2005 Mean = 37.4 x 100 / 84.5 = 40.0 %
2005 Median = 14.3 x 100 / 72.0 = 19.1 %
Mean combined support payments increased by 17.9 %, and median payments increased by 21.1 %. Payors mean claimed incomes decreased by 17.9 % and median incomes increased by 12.8 %. Payors mean court ordered incomes increased by 1.5 % and median incomes increased by 13.8 %. Recipients mean incomes decreased by 19.5 % and median incomes increased by 17.0 %. In 2004, imputation of mean income was 13.3 % and imputation of median income was 18.8 %. In 2005, imputation of mean income was 40.0 % and imputation of median income was 19.1 %
Summary of Data for Spousal Support Only
Pre 2004 
Post 2005 

Spousal Support Only Payments ( mean / median ) in 1000 $’s per year 
23.3 / 16.2 
24.9 / 17.8 
Payors Claimed Income ( mean / median ) in 1000 $ ‘s per year 
142.5 / 57.0 
71.0 / 54.9 
Payors Court Ordered Income ( mean / median ) in 1000 $ ‘s per year 
146.3 / 57.0 
87.8 / 70.0 
Recipients Income ( mean / median ) in 1000 $ ‘s per year 
21.6 / 15.0 
16.7 / 15.0 
Spousal Support Only Summarized in Percent Change
% Change 

Spousal Support Only Payments ( mean / median ) in 1000 $’s per year 
0.0 % / + 9.8 % 
Payors Claimed Income ( mean / median ) in 1000 $ ‘s per year 
 50.2 % /  3.7 % 
Payors Court Ordered Income ( mean / median ) in 1000 $ ‘s per year 
 40.0 % / + 13.0 % 
Recipients Income ( mean / median ) in 1000 $ ‘s per year 
+ 22.7 % / + 0.0 % 
Imputation of Income
2004 Mean = 3.8 x 100 / 142.5 = 2.7 %
2004 Median = 0.0 x 100 / 63.8 = 0.0 %
2005 Mean = 16.8 x 100 / 71.0 = 23.6 %
2005 Median = 15.1 x 100 / 54.9 = 27.5 %
Mean spousal support only payments changed by less than one percent, and median payments increased by 9.8 %. Payors mean claimed incomes decreased by 50.2 % and median incomes increased by 3.7 %. Payors mean court ordered incomes decreased by 40.0 % and median incomes increased by 13.0 %. Recipients mean incomes decreased by 22.7 % and median incomes changed by less than one percent. In 2004, imputation of mean income was 2.7 % and imputation of median income was 0.0 %. In 2005, imputation of mean income was 23.6 % and imputation of median income was 27.5 %