Understanding Alimony In Alabama
Unlike child support, alimony in Alabama is not mandated. Alimony, also referred to as spousal support, is often a very contested area of family law. Spousal support allows the receiving spouse the ability to maintain his or her standard of living after a divorce. It can be temporary, rehabilitative or permanent.
In general, spousal support arrangements are influenced by:
- Length of the marriage
- Earning potential of each spouse
- Spousal contributions to the household
- Actions and causes leading to the divorce
- Age, physical health and ability
- Education and employment history
When a court awards spousal support, it also will determine the amount of each payment, the due date and length of time it will be paid.
Sometimes, spousal support is provided in a lump sum. Or it can be paid monthly or yearly for a specific time or until the death of the receiver or a remarriage.
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