Alimony is monetary payments the court orders one spouse to pay another. Traditionally, the husband paid alimony to the wife. However, the higher earning spouse may be ordered to pay, regardless of gender.
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Alimony is generally awarded when one spouse lacks sufficient employment or assets to meet his or her expenses. The court may award short-term alimony to provide time for the dependent spouse to get training or education needed for employment. Lifetime alimony is far less common but may be awarded for a spouse with limited learning capacity, a disability, or another situation that prevents full employment.
There are many factors considered by the court in determining whether to award alimony and for how long. The amount of alimony payments varies, depending on the income of both spouses, expenses, the standard of living during the marriage, and other factors. The duration of alimony depends on the situation and amount of time needed for the spouse to become self-sufficient.
When awarding alimony, the court may consider:
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