What is Alimony and who can seek it in a Divorce?
Either spouse can seek Alimony in a Divorce proceeding. The law no longer discriminates against men in this area and will allow the husband to recover Alimony payments from his ex-wife.
Alimony, or what is also referred to as Separate Maintenance during the pendency of the Divorce process, has no presumptive amount like Child Support; the judge or jury has wide discretion in setting an award of Alimony or Separate Maintenance but the factors generally taken into consideration include:
- The standard of living during the marriage,
- The duration of the marriage,
- The age and health of each party,
- The financial resources of each party,
- The contribution of each party to the marriage,
- The separate estate and earning capacity of each party,
- The time needed for either party to acquire education or training to enable them to find employment; and
- Any other relevant factors a court considers fair and proper.
Alimony, or Separate Maintenance, can be awarded as:
|Cash – Periodic Payments||Property – Periodic Transfers|
|Cash – Lump-Sum Payment||Property – Lump-Sum Transfer|
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