Divorce brings a lot of changes for everyone involved. Spousal support or alimony is a payment system from one former spouse to another during or after a divorce. In Idaho, alimony is available if one party requires financial assistance from the other to maintain stability. The intention of spousal support is to ensure the continuation of the lifestyle each party kept throughout the marriage.
There are several different forms of spousal support the Court may order and the form may change over time. Temporary support may be ordered during the divorce proceedings but will only be available for a limited amount of time with an end date set by a judge. Fixed duration support is most commonly ordered in Idaho and similar to temporary support has an end to the payments. A judge may ask for a rehabilitation plan from the receiving party for them to become self-supporting. In some cases, permanent support may be ordered if the circumstances fit the necessary criteria such as disability or advanced age.
Spousal support is a complicated area of divorce that requires tedious work from an experienced attorney. At Hardee, Piñol & Kracke, PLLC we will work tirelessly to ensure your life after divorce is comfortable and that you are able to appropriately meet your needs.