What is a typical percentage of income that can be expected for alimony?

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What is a typical percentage of income that can be expected for alimony?

Asked on June 17, 2015 under Family Law, North Dakota

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

There is no easy or common answer. It depends on a host of a factors, including the primary earner's income (a smaller percentage of a bigger income can still equal a lot of money, for example), the other earner's income (the more equal they were, the less will be given to the other spouse), the length of marriage (typically, the percentage goes up with time married), and what the non-primary earner did or gave up to support the primary earner. You are advised to consult with a family law attorney about the specifics of your situation for answer to this question.


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