Alimony in Your Alaska Divorce
Spousal support, commonly known as alimony, may be awarded when there is a large discrepancy in earning capacity between spouses. The amount and duration depend in part on the spouse's need and the ability to become financially independent and in part on the skill of your attorney.
The Law Offices of Dan Allan & Associates represents either party in the divorce, the division of assets and negotiation or litigation of spousal support. Based in Anchorage, our lawyers represent men or women throughout Alaska. Arrange a consultation today.
Spousal maintenance is never automatic. It is awarded at the discretion of the judge, at varying levels:
- Interim spousal support — After a filing for divorce, the court may award temporary maintenance and partial attorney fees to a spouse that is financially dependent on the other. This can continue until the divorce is final.
- Reorientation support — Appropriate only to the extent marital property cannot be divided in a way that meets the parties' needs.
- Rehabilitation support — A spouse who needs more time to become self-supporting may get support for two to four years to go back to school or build a career, where the other spouse has the ability to pay.
- Long-term support — This is very rare, granted only when just and necessary. Long-term spousal support can continue until death or remarriage, or other contingency.
Call our Anchorage office at 907-344-8851 for an appointment to discuss spousal support and other divorce-related matters in a free and confidential initial consultation. Family law attorney Dan Allan has practiced in Alaska for more than 25 years, and he is prepared to advance your interests in court.