Determining Fair Spousal Support

Divorce can take months or even years to become official. In many cases, one spouse made more money than the other, or one spouse made no money at all. In some families, one spouse left their career to raise children and when they reenter the workforce after their divorce, they may not be able to fully financially support themselves.
There are many reasons why a person may seek alimony and not every alimony agreement works the same. Your agreement should take your family’s history and circumstances into account when determining the amount and length of time allotted for alimony payments.

Different Types Of Alimony

There are three basic types of alimony in Connecticut which include temporary, rehabilitative and permanent. In many situations, the purpose of alimony isn’t to financially support one spouse for an unlimited amount of time. Instead, it allows the spouse who makes less money to become financially stable. This generally is referred to as Rehabilitative alimony. This alimony may last several years and is often used when one spouse needs more education and/or training to find an appropriate job.

Temporary alimony may be used while the divorce is being finalized until another support arrangement can be agreed upon. It generally only lasts several months and is meant to prevent one party from going deeply into debt.

Finally, permanent alimony is awarded in cases where one spouse will never be able to fully support themselves financially. In these cases, some amount of spousal support may continue for an indefinite amount of time.
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