Marital circumstances.

A court may consider the duration of the marriage, the standard of living established during marriage, and any degree of marital misconduct when deciding whether alimony is necessary.

Shared employment history.

In some cases, one spouse will work while the other raises children, performs homemaking responsibilities, or attends school in order to benefit the financial security of the marriage. These factors may be considered during alimony determination.

Ability to pay.

Alimony may not be awarded (even in cases where it otherwise should be) if a spouse does not have the ability to pay. Common reasons for an inability to pay include child support obligations or outstanding debts.

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Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.