Alimony can be awarded to the spouse who earns less than the other based on a number of factors including but not limited to:
- Financial needs and resources of each spouse
- Age and health of each spouse
- Length of the marriage
- Ability to become self-supporting
There are three basic types of Alimony: “Temporary” alimony is awarded during the time the divorce process is continuing; “rehabilitative” alimony is awarded to allow a spouse to get the education and training necessary to become self-supporting. “Permanent” or “indefinite” alimony is awarded when someone is likely going to need financial support on a permanent basis after the marriage is over.
For a quick response to your questions regarding alimony, contact the office at 301.464.7448.