In some cases, a spouse who is financially dependent upon the other spouse may be awarded alimony.
A court will look at a variety of factors, including but not limited to the income of both spouses, to determine if someone is entitled to alimony and, if so, for how long and in what amount.
A claim for alimony must be made prior to the granting of a divorce to either spouse.
If an alimony claim is not made prior to a divorce, the claim for alimony will be permanently waived.
Alimony can be permanent or time-limited and can be terminated by the court upon remarriage of the spouse receiving alimony, cohabitation of the spouse receiving alimony and by the death of either spouse.
Our experienced family law attorneys can assist you with all issues relating to alimony.