How is Alimony Determined in Alabama?

In Alabama alimony is discretionary. This means that the presiding judge over a divorce case will decide whether a spouse should be awarded alimony and how much alimony that spouse will be awarded. As a rule of thumb, long marriages are a more likely candidate for an alimony determination. However, this is not always the case. Instead, the court will take other factors into consideration. The factors are not all inclusive, and they are not always weighted equally. The factorsContinue reading