If you are considering
alimony as part of your
divorce proceedings, you need to be aware of the alimony laws in your state.
To start, you must know that alimony is not a definite in every divorce
case. A judge will review a variety of factors to determine whether one
party will be awarded permanent or temporary alimony. These include, but
are not limited to:
Length of marriage: The longer the marriage lasted, the more likely that
alimony will be awarded. Shorter marriages are generally not awarded alimony.
Work capability: The judge will examine whether both parties are able to
work, specifically the party that is asking for alimony. If one person
has not been working for several years and relied on the other spouse
for support, alimony is more likely to be awarded.
Age: Someone who is older and has been in a long-term marriage is more
likely to be awarded alimony. Younger parties are less likely to be successful
in asking for alimony.
Are you interested in alimony?
Contact us to learn if you may be eligible by consulting with a Los Angeles
family law attorney.