When a couple divorces, the court may grant alimony, which can take the form of lump sum, bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, durational, permanent-periodic, or a combination of these types of alimony, depending on several factors. In determining the type and amount of alimony, the court will consider not only the duration of the marriage, but also the financial needs of the spouse seeking alimony and the ability of the other spouse to pay. It is important to note that alimony is non-taxable to the recipient and non-deductible to the provider. If you are seeking or providing alimony, it’s essential to have knowledgeable legal representation to ensure that your rights are protected. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you in navigating the complexities of alimony.