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The present day term for alimony is spousal support. This can be awarded to either spouse in a divorce proceeding depending on need, length of the marriage, the role of the parties in the marriage and ability to pay. If both parties are self sufficient alimony is not awarded. It may be awarded temporarily while one gets the necessary training or education to become self-sufficient.

The original awards for alimony were granted under early English Common Law when women were not allowed to work and were kept in a state of dependency by their husband's and the law. The courts recognized that they had to allow women to separate from their husbands in serious cases of abuse or abandonment. Although divorce was rarely allowed, alimony was awarded because the wife had no way to support herself and her children. Men were forced to support the wives they had abused or abandoned. A married women (most women) had no way to earn a living and all her property was under the control of her husband. She owned nothing and had no legal existence outside the marriage.

As time progressed, alimony was a means to equalize financial resources between the parties since traditionally a woman supported her husband's education and career and could in no way match the earning power he developed with her help and support.

Alimony is not something you can simply apply for. In fact, most marriages that end in divorce do not involve alimony at all. You need to consult with an attorney who can review your situation and explain your options under your state laws. The decision will eventually be up to a judge.
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How can you get alimony?

You need to consult with an attorney who can review your situation and explain your options under your state laws.

Is alimony awarded in Washington State?

Washington Divorce law views spousal maintenance on the basis of what is called the "economic partnership model". However, it usually focusses on the length of the marriage. If the marriage is less than five years you very rarely get maintenance. The only time I see maintenance/alimony awarded in ma (MORE)

What is alimony?

Answer A set amount of money paid from one spouse to another to help the lesser-earning spouse maintain a certain standard of living. Alimony is most common in situations where one spouse makes considerably more than the other. Also referred to as "spousal support". Answer Alimony is a payment mad (MORE)

Alimony in California?

Alimony in California is determined by presiding Judges andofficials. Alimony, of course, is mainly awarded to mothers withdependent children. These mothers, of course, have divorced theirhusbands, or have been abandoned or estranged by the biologicalfathers of their children. In order to receive al (MORE)

How long can alimony last in Penna?

There is no law stating how long alimony lasts in Pennsylvania.Usually if alimony is granted, it would be for a certain time framefor the spouse to get resettled.

How can you get your alimony money if your ex is not working?

If your ex is not working then I do not think you can get alimony...the whole point of alimony is for the "dominant" partner...as in the one that makes more money, to provide financial support for the other after a divorce, but if they are not making any money themselves then you cannot expect them (MORE)

How do you qualify to get alimony?

Be a woman, Tell the judge you want every dollar your ex will ever make, you don't want to ever work again, and it is your opinion that he should be punished for life. He will award you everything and anything you want, Also if you want more than that move to Florida, file there, because men in divo (MORE)

When does alimony stop?

You need to review the particular court order that addressed alimony. There is no universal answer to that question..

How long do you have to be married to get alimony?

There is no brighline answer to this question but usually short marriages to not qualify a spouse for alimony because there is an assumption that there was not enough time to create the need for alimony payments. More specifically, the court assumes that you have kept the same ability to support you (MORE)

Can one get alimony if a marriage is annulled?

Some states allow you to receive temporary alimony while the case is pending in court, however, you cannot receive alimony after the annulment has been granted.. This is because an annulment declares the marriage to be "void" and erases it as if it never existed under the law. Spousal support canno (MORE)

Who benefits from Rehabilitative Alimony and on what terms?

This type of alimony represents payments made from one spouse to another to allow the lesser-earning spouse to acquire the necessary training or education needed to become self-supporting.. Rehabilitative alimony is temporary in nature as it assumes that, once the rehabilitative process is complete (MORE)

How much alimony will I have to pay?

We don't know. How much does your spouse want? How much money do you make? Sometimes women don't ask for alimony when they file for divorce. If you file for divorce you might not have to pay anything. If you make big money you'll pay big bucks. If you have a low paying job you can expect to pay less (MORE)

When can alimony payment be contested?

Alimony payment can be contested at any time. An attorney should beable to start the paperwork to contest it. The best time to contestalimony is at the beginning of the divorce or separation.

Should alimony be abolished?

I don't think so. I would be in favor of changes to the law, but Ithink that the reason it is there is that you often have one spousethat supports the other through school, raising children, etc, andgives up education and training for that commitment, and then thepartner that benefited from that com (MORE)

How to file for alimony?

Alimony is granted as part of a divorce proceeding. Alimony arrangements are generally agreed to by divorcing spouses in their marital settlement agreement or by court order by the court with jurisdiction over the divorce.

Who gets alimony?

If both work but the parent with custody of the children cannot make the payments of the basic household finances on their own, they should be awarded alimony for an allotted time, until their situation can be transitioned into their new life.

Can interest on alimony be discharged in bankruptcy?

There are certain categories of debt that will not be discharged under any bankruptcy scheme. Past due child support, alimony payments, and other debts resulting from divorce settlement agreements or divorce decrees are included in this category and you will still be held responsible for them regar (MORE)

Can you get alimony after the divorce?

It's possible to seek a modification of the divorce decree afterwards. You'll need to consult a lawyer who is familiar with the law in your state to get a definitive answer, though.

Does a man have to pay alimony in NJ?

How is alimony determined? A family court has a fair amount of discretion to determine an alimony award. The New Jersey Supreme Court has established some very specific guidelines and formulas to determine child support. However, there are no alimony guidelines. Many courts and panels have tried to (MORE)

What happens when you owe alimony?

If you owe alimony then you have a legal obligation to pay your spouse those funds. Once the court orders that alimony is to be paid, failure to pay is disobeying a court order, otherwise known as contempt of court. The following remedies are available to the person seeking alimony: . Wage liens (MORE)

Can you get alimony with no kids?

If you're in the US, yes. Alimony is not for the support of children, it's for the support of ex-spouses. However, judges are not required to order alimony, and usually they only order it in specific circumstances.

Does custodial Parent pay alimony?

This depends on the country or state you live in. Best answer I can give you is call your local courthouse or City Hall and ask them, they should be able to give you the answer.

Can a wife get alimony from a cheating husband?

Alimony is a maintenance payment by a person to his or her spouse. The rules vary significantly between states and between countries but in general, the payment is set by a court and will take into account matters such as behavior of both parties , previous lifestyle and the needs of each person. Ch (MORE)

Can Alimony be garnished from wages?

Yes. However, the Consumer Credit Protection Act limits the amount. Your wages can be garnished up to a maximum of 50% to cover child and/or spousal support if you are supporting another spouse or child. If you are not supporting another child and/or spouse, up to 60% of your wages can be garnished. (MORE)

What can you do if your spouse stops sending alimony?

Nothing. Alimony is only required by court order in the case of a divorce. A current spouse cannot be compelled to send alimony. Let's leave the semantics aside for the moment. If your ex -spouse stops sending the court-ordered alimony, then you can report them (if you're not sure who to report (MORE)

How can you lose alimony?

Where the former spouse-payor proves to the court that a change in circumstances on the part of the former spouse-payee has occurred such that it should no longer be lawful that the former spouse-payor should continue to be required to pay.

What is monthly alimony?

monthly alimony: is money you are ordered to pay (on a monthly basis) by court, to a divorsed or separated spouse.

Do you have to pay alimony if unemployed?

If you are court ordered to pay alimony, losing your job does not automatically negate that order. However, it may give you grounds to go back to the court and request a modification of the order, terminating the alimony obligation. If you are in the process of a divorce and become unemployed, it i (MORE)

How can you get alimony if you cheated?

You don't deserve a dime if you cheated, but unfortunately it ispossible depending on the laws of your state. You should get a(really good) lawyer to argue why you "deserve" alimony.

Can you get Alimony after 1 year of marriage?

Alimony is subjective, and based on the situation. There are no hard rules. However, one of the factors that the court must consider in awarding alimony is whether one party has become dependent on the other for the good of the marriage. In a short term marriage, this is unlikely.

What are alimony lawyers good for?

Alimony is when two people are divorced and one has to pay the other to help maintain their style of living. Alimony Lawyers are good for helping one of the divorcees get the alimony they deserve or even more.

Will Germany enforce US alimony?

Even foreign courts honor the court rulings of other countries. The question might be, what action will they take, if any, to enforce it.

Can your alimony that you get increase?

The alimony you get can increase based on the income of both spouses. If the person paying the alimony starts to make more money, they can be required to pay more based on a percentage.

Can a spose get alimony if marriage is annulled?

Generally, no. An annulment erases the marriage as though it had never taken place. If the couple has been married long term and have children and property the court will divide property and order child support as in a divorce. However, many states do not allow an annulment if there are children inv (MORE)

What can a alimony attorney do for me?

A divorce lawyer will handle the complicated process of dissolving a marriage, this includes, alimony and property division and child custody agreements. The lawyer will advise you appropriately according to your circumstances. When a marriage breaks down and divorce proceedings commenced it is norm (MORE)

How do you get alimony sc?

You will have to hire an attorney to get alimony in the state ofSouth Carolina. The attorney will file papers in court and judgewill have final say over the matter.