Can I get alimony in a divorce in Alabama?
You’re wondering if you can receive alimony in a divorce in Alabama? Great question! Here’s a rundown of what you need to know.
First of all, alimony, also known as spousal support, is a court-ordered payment made from one spouse to another during or after a divorce. The purpose of alimony is to help a financially dependent spouse get back on their feet after a separation.
In Alabama, the court can award alimony if they determine that one spouse is dependent on the other. The court will consider several factors, including:
- Length of the marriage
- Each spouse’s income and earning potential
- Contributions each spouse made to the marriage (e.g. homemaking, supporting the other’s education or career)
- The standard of living during the marriage
- Age and health of each spouse
It’s important to keep in mind that alimony is not guaranteed in every divorce. Whether or not you will receive alimony will depend on the specific circumstances of your case.
If you’re navigating a divorce in Alabama and want to learn more about your options for receiving alimony, we highly recommend reaching out to The Law Offices of Charlotte Christian and Associates. We have a team of experienced attorneys who can help you understand the process and your rights. Give us a call at 256-859-7277 and we will be happy to answer your questions.
Just a friendly reminder that while this information is helpful, it’s always best to get more specific information by consulting with an attorney. The facts of each case are unique, and this information is intended only as a general guide and not as legal advice.