Maintaining Firm Financial Footing In Divorce

Alimony, also known as spousal support or maintenance, is financial support paid by one spouse to another. Each state determines alimony differently, but there are essentially three kinds: permanent, restitutional and rehabilitative.

Permanent alimony is an allowance for support and maintenance (such as food, clothing, housing and other necessities). When a party requests permanent alimony, he or she must establish a need for support and that the other party has sufficient means and ability to provide for part or all of the need.

Restitutional and rehabilitative alimony are paid for a shorter time and most likely provide less than the standard of living during the marriage. Rehabilitative alimony provides financial support while a spouse refreshes or enhances job skills necessary to become self-sufficient.

Factors the courts consider vary from state to state, but may include the respective fault of the parties, the length of the marriage and each party's financial condition after property division.

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