Will I pay or receive alimony?

Alimony is only awarded in a divorce or legal separation. Most often, alimony awards are part of a divorce decree. Whether a person will be awarded alimony or not depends on a long list of factors, but most importantly:

  • The length of the marriage
  • How much income each person will or should be able to earn after the divorce
  • What assets each party will have after the divorce.