The word Divorce has a very major impact in the marital life of Wife and Husband. In almost all the Divorce issues either it may be Mutual Consent or Contesting, the spouse is ordered by Court to pay Alimony to the other side.
The alimony is decided by the court on the basis of
- The standard of living during the marriage
- Income and financial condition of the Spouses at the time of divorce
- The age and physical and emotional health of wife and husband
- One spouse’s need for financial support and the other spouse’s ability to pay alimony
Generally, the amount of an alimony award is the amount that, the recipient will need for his/her “maintenance,” which includes like:
In all most all the cases, the alimony will be paid in a one-time payment or lump sum.