You may think of your alimony payments as "just money," but there is far more to these critical payments than just numbers on a check. Alimony payments can be awarded in some divorce cases, and when they are, the former spouses involved have a responsibility to keep accurate and proper records regarding the payments they make or receive.
Consider this: what if your ex-wife or ex-husband doesn't pay what she or he is obligated to pay you? Wouldn't it be nice, in such a case, to have evidence documenting all of the previous times he or she has paid and being able to show how he or she didn't pay this time? Furthermore, what if your former spouse tries to claim he or she didn't receive a payment? Wouldn't it be great to have the records to prove otherwise?