How long do you have to be married to receive alimony?

Asked on June 11, 2012 under Family Law, Louisiana


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

When the court's make a determiantion as to spousal support or alimony they look at several factors together, such as the involved parties' financial ability to earn money, both currently and in the future; respective age and health; the length of the marriage; the kind of property involved, and the conduct of the parties. The part the spouse asking for alimony played oin the breakdown of the marriage (fault) matters in your state.  Please speak with a lawyer there as to your particular circumstances.  Good luck.

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