Determining Temporary Alimony
Temporary alimony is alimony that is only granted for the time between the beginning of divorce proceedings and the finalization of the divorce. Temporary alimony is also granted for legal separations. Once the divorce is granted, a new form of alimony will be provided or alimony will be eliminated, depending on the terms of the divorce.
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Temporary Alimony Considerations
If a person has depended on their spouse financially for a number of years, temporary alimony provides the dependent spouse the means to adjust to a new standard of living and to make preparations for a new source of income or a permanent alimony arrangement. Before granting temporary alimony, a judge will consider some of the following:
- The financial need for alimony
- The financial ability to pay alimony
- Standard of living during marriage
- Length of the marriage
- Ability of the other spouse to support self
- Each spouse’s health and age
- Other factors which may be relevant
Essentials such as food, housing, clothes, transportation, and health care are considered when evaluating the standard of living for the dependent spouse.
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