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All about alimony

Alimony is the court-ordered financial provision for one of the former spouses after a divorce is finalized. Every case is different, and the court decides on the amount, if any, of alimony. Typically, a judge will look at the following factors:

  • How much monthly income each former spouse can reasonably earn.
  • What will each former spouse’s reasonable expenditure amount to.
  • Will each person move forward with a likely standard of living similar to what they had while married.

Alimony is usually awarded when the court determines that the lower-earning ex-spouse will need funds to transition into a self-supporting lifestyle. A family attorney well-versed in alimony proceedings will be extremely helpful in these matters.

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