Alimony, unlike interim support, is a post-divorce remedy that is decided along with the division of property. There are multiple factors that go into the determination of an alimony award including, but not limited to, the length of the marriage, the relative earning capacities of the parties, the reasonable needs of the recipient and the amount of the award of assets to the would-be recipient of alimony.
Although alimony is a post-divorce remedy, the strategy for achieving the best possible award whether you are the recipient or the payor begins at the early stages of the case when certain decisions need to be made about who is going to live where and what the plan is for employment of the dependent spouse.
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