Some statistics suggest that half of all marriages in Alabama and across the United States eventually result in divorce. Alimony is an important divorce issue. Whether one receives payments or is ordered to make payments to a former spouse, it is advisable that all involved should gain an understanding of governing laws and guidelines.
Some believe it unfair to place undue financial obligation on a person no longer connected to a former spouse. Others maintain that certain circumstances entitle a former spouse to receive financial support in order to sustain him or herself after divorce. Either way, several factors are typically considered by the court when determining issues of alimony, otherwise known as spousal support.