Spousal Support / Alimony in Connecticut
Alimony in Connecticut
There is no law that states alimony will always be ordered when a couple divorces. Whether alimony will be paid, how much alimony will be paid and for how long it is to be paid are often among the most challenging issues to resolve in a divorce. When the question of spousal support comes up, the court will consider certain factors in making a determination about whether alimony is appropriate in a particular case.
Some of these factors include:
- The duration of the marriage
- The causes for the breakdown of the marriage, such as whether either party is guilty of adultery or domestic violence
- The age, health, station, occupation, and economic needs of each spouse
- The future earning capacity of each spouse
- How the marital assets & debts are being divided in the divorce
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It is possible to reach an out-of-court settlement on the matter of spousal support in an uncontested divorce. Mediation and collaborative law can be effective approaches for pursuing this goal. When this is not an option and the judge is called upon to rule on the matter, the above are some of the factors that he or she will use. Even in an uncontested divorce, the settlement agreement will be reviewed to ascertain whether it is in alignment with the provisions of Connecticut family law.
Common Questions About Alimony
What is alimony?
In Connecticut, alimony, otherwise referred to as spousal support, is money paid by one spouse to another (either during the divorce, or upon the divorce becoming final), towards the other spouse's living expenses. It can be limited to a term of years or payable for a lifetime, depending on the particular circumstances of the case.
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