There are many factors you must consider when getting a divorce. If you are interested in pursuing alimony from your spouse, there are a variety of factors that you should know about:
- Finances – A judge will most certainly be looking at the finances of the spouse seeking alimony, including all sources of income, earning capacity, separate property, and the marital standard of living.
- Adultery – Courts will usually look into marriages where one spouse’s affair caused financial harm, as well as the circumstances of the adultery that took place.
- Marriage Length – Any marriage that has lasted more than 17 years is eligible for permanent alimony. If the marriage has lasted between 7 and 17 years, there must be clear evidence to justify an award of alimony.
- Children – If you and your spouse have children, the responsibilities that you or your former partner take will be taken into account when a judge is looking at the possibility of alimony.
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