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Legal Information: Alaska


December 18, 2019

Can I get alimony?

Alimony is financial support paid by, or to, your spouse.

If you or your spouse request alimony, the judge will consider certain factors to determine a fair alimony award. These factors include, but are not limited to the:

  • length of the marriage;
  • standard of living that was established during the marriage;
  • age and health of you and your spouse;
  • earning capacity of you and your spouse, including educational background, training, employment skills, work experiences, length of absence from the job market, and custodial responsibilities for children during the marriage;
  • financial situation of you and your spouse, including the availability and the cost of health insurance;
  • conduct of you and your spouse, including whether there has been unreasonable spending or destruction of marital assets;
  • division of property; and
  • other factors the judge decides are relevant to your case.1

1 Alaska Statute § 25.24.160(a)(2)