Spousal Support in Louisiana
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Spousal support, also known as alimony, may be included in the divorce
terms in Louisiana. Our
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What You Must Know About Louisiana Alimony
The primary purpose of alimony is to ensure that the same standard of living
during the marriage remains.
According to state law, the court may award spousal support to one spouse
if they require financial support during and/or after a divorce. Additionally,
the supported spouse must have not committed marital misconduct before
The court may award two types of spouse support: interim periodic support
(temporary) and final periodic support (permanent). Temporary alimony
is given when the parties are separated, while the divorce is not yet
finalized. However, it may continue even after the divorce is finalized
based on the circumstances of the marriage.
Permanent alimony continues indefinitely. However, stoppage in payments
can occur due to death of the person paying, the death of the recipient,
or the remarriage of the recipient.
Common Factors That Go Into a Spousal Support Decision in Louisiana:
- Fault in the divorce
- Duration of marriage
- Standard of living during marriage
- Which spouse will be the custodial parent, if children are involved
- The health, ability to work, and financial circumstances of each party
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