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How Can I Get Alimony?

Alabama awards spousal support in divorce cases under Alabama Code § 30-2-56 and § 30-2-57. These statutes outline the circumstances that make alimony possible. In general, most spouses who receive alimony get these payments only for a relatively short time. The courts award alimony to allow them to find a job, finish school, begin a new career, establish a new home, or take other similar actions related to the divorce.

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