Alimony consists of payments made regularly (typically monthly) by one spouse to the other. The obligation to pay alimony typically arises when the marriage enabled one spouse to forgo opportunities to earn what he or she otherwise could’ve earned had it not been for the marriage.
For example, the wife was able to remain at home or work part-time to care for the children because the husband earned enough money for the family to meet its expenses.
When a divorce action is filed, the court has the authority to decide if alimony is appropriate, and if so, the amount and duration of alimony payments by one spouse.
This doesn’t mean that the court must decide. The parties can save much time and money by deciding with the help of their lawyers.
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