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What is Alimony?
When does Alimony end?
Periodic alimony is where one party receives periodic payments of alimony over the course of a certain period of time.Read More
Lump Sum Alimony
Lump sum alimony is when one spouse pays the other a lump sum or money from that spouse‚Äôs separate estate/funds. Lump sum alimony does not have to be paid all at once, it may...Read More
Temporary alimony or alimony pendente lite (pending the suit), is where one spouse makes alimony payments to the other spouse during the pendency of the divorce.Read More
Permanent alimony is not necessarily "permanent." Unlike temporary alimony, permanent alimony typically means alimony incorporated in the final divorce decree.Read More
After a divorce matter is concluded and a Final Judgment and Decree of Divorce is entered in the matter, an action for a modification of alimony may be filed by either of the former spouses to seek a reduction or increase in the amount of alimony paid by one former spouse the other.
Adultery as a Bar to Alimony
A spouse will not be entitled to alimony if it is established that the separation between the spouses was caused by that spouse’s adultery. The adultery committed by that spouse must be proven by a preponderance of the evidence. Adultery is not a bar to alimony in every case. Only when it has been shown that the adultery of one spouse actually led to the separation of the spouses will the adulterous party be denied alimony as a result.