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Under what circumstances may alimony be awarded?

In situations where one spouse has foregone gainful employment during a marriage, spousal maintenance sometimes known as alimony may come into play. Spousal Maintenance is money that one spouse pays to the other after they have gone through a divorce. Spousal Maintenance is intended to help a spouse either get to the point that they can earn their own living or is awarded permanently if the recipient is unable to work.

Many factors will influence a court's decision to award spousal maintenance. The length of a marriage, the capacity of the spouses to earn and pay spousal maintenance, the standard of living enjoyed by the partners while they were together and other considerations can be made before a request for alimony is approved.

Spousal Maintenance can be an important part of a person's survival after completing a divorce. To learn more about how to secure an award of spousal maintenance, readers of this blog are asked to speak with family law attorneys as this post is not offered as legal guidance. 

In situations where one spouse has foregone gainful employment during a marriage, spousal maintenance sometimes known as alimony may come into play. Spousal Maintenance is money that one spouse pays to the other after they have gone through a divorce. Spousal Maintenance is intended to help a spouse either get to the point that they can earn their own living or is awarded permanently if the recipient is unable to work.

Many factors will influence a court's decision to award spousal maintenance. The length of a marriage, the capacity of the spouses to earn and pay spousal maintenance, the standard of living enjoyed by the partners while they were together and other considerations can be made before a request for alimony is approved.

Spousal Maintenance can be an important part of a person's survival after completing a divorce. To learn more about how to secure an award of spousal maintenance, readers of this blog are asked to speak with family law attorneys as this post is not offered as legal guidance. 

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