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SPOUSAL SUPPORT {ALIMONY}

SPOUSAL SUPPORT IN LOUISIANA


Our Family Lawyers Can Help You

Spousal support, which is also known as alimony, is a common element in a divorce in Louisiana. State law allows a court to award spousal support to someone if they need financial support during or after the dissolution of their marriage. Our New Orleans Family Law Attorneys at Remy Law Firm will help you understand the Louisiana state laws regarding spousal support. Remy Law Firm has extensive practical experience with the different courts in Louisiana, so let us put our experience to work for you.

TYPES OF SPOUSAL SUPPORT/ALIMONY IN LOUISIANA


Interim Spousal Support

Interim spousal support is designed to maintain the standard of living of the parties during the marriage and is based on the income and expenses of each party. Whoever earns more usually owes the other spouse interim spousal support. Generally, interim spousal support lasts up to six months after the divorce, but it may be terminated sooner or granted for a longer period of time.

Final Spousal Support

Final Spousal support is generally awarded after the divorce is final. The person seeking final spousal support must prove both that: They are free from fault in the breakup of the marriage and that they are financially entitled to it. Final spousal support is not designed to maintain the standard of living during the marriage.

FACTORS THAT DETERMINE SPOUSAL SUPPORT/ALIMONY

  • How long the marriage lasted

  • Fault in the divorce

  • What was the Standard of living during the marriage

  • The ability to work, the health, and the financial circumstances of each party

  • Which spouse is the custodial parent, if children are involved

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