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What Are the Different Types of Spousal Support in Alaska?

Posted by Sarah-Kathryn Bryan | Jun 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

In Alaska, there are several types of alimony that the court may consider when awarding spousal support. These include:

Temporary Alimony

Also known as pendente lite alimony, this type of alimony is awarded on a temporary basis during the divorce proceedings. Its purpose is to provide financial support to the dependent spouse until a final alimony order is determined.

Rehabilitative Alimony

Rehabilitative alimony is awarded to help the dependent spouse become self-supporting. It is designed to assist with education, training, or other means of acquiring the necessary skills or resources to gain employment or enhance earning capacity.

Reimbursement Alimony

Reimbursement alimony may be awarded when one spouse has made significant financial contributions or sacrifices to support the other spouse's education, career, or professional advancement during the marriage. It aims to reimburse the contributing spouse for their financial investment.

Permanent Alimony

Permanent alimony is awarded in situations where the dependent spouse is unable to achieve self-sufficiency due to factors such as age, health, or other circumstances. It provides ongoing financial support for an indefinite period or until there is a substantial change in circumstances.

To learn more about Alaska's laws on spousal support, read our blog posts: Alaska Alimony Laws: Determining Eligibility and Spousal Support Amounts and Is My Spouse Eligible for Alimony?

It's important to note that the court has the discretion to determine the type and amount of alimony based on the specific circumstances of each case. The purpose of alimony is to address the financial disparities between the spouses and ensure a fair and equitable outcome. It is advisable to consult with a family law attorney for a comprehensive understanding of the types of alimony and how they may apply to your specific situation in Alaska. To work with Shortell Law LLC, call (907)272-8181 today.

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Sarah-Kathryn Bryan

Sarah Kathryn Bryan is an associate attorney at Shortell Law LLC. Ms. Bryan handles cases in family law, business, employment, estate planning and general civil litigation. To work with Ms. Bryan, please call Shortell Law LLC at (907)272-8181.


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