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What is alimony?
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".
Alimony is a payment made by one spouse to another when they divorce. The amount is usually set by a judge. If one person in the relationship tends to make more money or supports the other person in the relationship the judge might order "alimony" to be paid to that person in order for them to continue living as they were.
It is reguarded by most non lawyers as a punishment ordered by a judge to men and now some women because our legal industry makes vast sums of money off the litigation all the while caring nothing of the lives the destroy so one side can work 2 jobs while the other has to do nothing in return. It is what is known as justice
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You need to consult with an attorney who can review your situation and explain your options under your state laws.
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 pa…rties 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.
Alimony in California is determined by presiding Judges and officials. Alimony, of course, is mainly awarded to mothers with dependent children. These mothers, of course, …have divorced their husbands, or have been abandoned or estranged by the biological fathers of their children. In order to receive alimony, however, the mother has to prove hardship and not be in a position of financial advantage. This course of action will be determined by the mother's attorney or legal representative.
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 divorce court are like a Jewish person in the courtroom of judge Osama Bin Laden
You need to review the particular court order that addressed alimony. There is no universal answer to that question.
No It is not
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.
They may call it something else, but they all have it.
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, t…hough.
Yes, but it increases your taxable income and reduces your child support claim
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 o…nly order it in specific circumstances.
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 th…at the former spouse-payor should continue to be required to pay.
monthly alimony: is money you are ordered to pay (on a monthly basis) by court, to a divorsed or separated spouse.
You don't deserve a dime if you cheated, but unfortunately it is possible depending on the laws of your state. You should get a (really good) lawyer to argue why you "dese…rve" alimony.
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 p…ercentage.
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 advis…e you appropriately according to your circumstances. When a marriage breaks down and divorce proceedings commenced it is normally a condition of the settlement that the person who earns more will have to make payments "alimony" to the spouse with a lower income to match the lifestyle they have become accustomed.