How can I find out if my state allows alimony?

I’ve been told by several non-professional people that AR does not allow alimony. Is this correct?

Asked on September 16, 2011 under Family Law, Arkansas


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

My research suggests that in AR, alimony may be awarded to either spouse for their support and maintenance after the divorce. The main factors a court considers in awarding alimony are a spouse's need for support and the other spouse's ability to pay.

Additionally, alimony can be awarded for a certain period of time and is typically paid in regular installments (e.g.monthly). State law provides alimony payments end at the recipient's death or re-marriage (or the equivalent of remarriage) unless the court's judgment or the spouses' agreement states otherwise.

For further information, you need to consult directly with a divorce attorney on your area.

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