Question: What are the three types of alimony?

What is the most common type of alimony?

durational alimony The most common form of alimony is durational alimony. This is alimony that is set for a certain number of years, but it cannot exceed the length of the marriage. This is where the court will usually “split the baby” and make durational alimony half the length of the marriage.

What qualifies a wife for alimony?

Alimony is generally awarded in cases where the spouses have very unequal earning power and have been married a long time. For example, a judge is unlikely to award alimony if the couple has only been married for a year.

What is lump sum alimony?

Lump sum spousal support is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of periodic payments of support over the course of years, the Court may order the payor to pay spousal support in one large payment. A judge may even order a lump sum payment to be made where neither party specifically asked for it.

How can you avoid alimony?

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Can alimony be a lump sum?

Lump sum alimony refers to a spouse fulfilling his or her entire alimony obligation at once, with a single lump sum payment. It is an alternative to paying a spouse monthly for spousal support. In most cases, lump sum alimony will be an option if the paying spouse would prefer to do it this way.

Can alimony be paid in one lump sum?

Lump sum spousal support is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of periodic payments of support over the course of years, the Court may order the payor to pay spousal support in one large payment. A judge may even order a lump sum payment to be made where neither party specifically asked for it.

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