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Arizona Alimony FAQ

ALIMONY SUPPORT

ALIMONY SUPPORT

What is alimony?

Alimony is also called Spousal Maintenance. It is financial support paid by one ex-spouse to another. It’s purpose is to provide “reasonable and necessary” support. 

What do I do if I want to pursue alimony?

Alimony can be requested as part of a divorce proceeding. A judge will have to decide whether you are entitled to alimony.  It would be to your advantage to contact an experienced Arizona alimony attorney at My AZ Lawyers to discuss your matter.

Can the man ask for alimony?

Yes, either spouse can request for the court to award spousal maintenance. 

How long will I  / can I receive alimony?

You and your spouse can agree upon a length of payments and arrange this in the court order.  If you cannot agree, a judge will determine what is appropriate for your situation.  Indefinite alimony could be awarded, making payments last until the spouse dies or until the court determines it is no longer appropriate.  Also, time-limited alimony lasts for a limited period of time (as determined by the judge).

Will I lose my alimony if I remarry?

It is possible that remarriage could be a basis for ending alimony, but it does not end automatically.  The ex-spouse paying support would have to ask the court to end the alimony.