Couples that realize their marriage is no longer working often make the decision to get divorced. During a divorce, many different issues may have to be addressed. When one spouse financially supports the other during the marriage, the dependent spouse may feel as though they are entitled to an alimony award. Alimony is simply the concept of one party financially supporting the other after the divorce. The court may decide to award either temporary or permanent alimony, depending on the couple’s circumstances. It is important to note that not all divorces will require an alimony award because both parties are financially independent.
Alabama law doesn’t have a statutory formula for the court to follow when determining an alimony award. However, the judge will take a number of different factors into consideration when they have to make a decision on the matter, some of which include the following:
- The length of the marriage
- The age and health of each spouse
- The income and potential future earnings of each spouse
- The property and assets that the couple owns
- Whether there was any misconduct during the marriage, such as adultery
If you have questions about spousal support in Alabama, contact our firm today to discuss your case.
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