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Legal Information: Alabama
Can I get temporary alimony while the divorce is pending?
The judge can award temporary alimony (spousal support) during the divorce proceedings. The judge may consider the following factors:
- the financial situation of you and your spouse;
- the standard of living that was established during the marriage;1
- the earning ability of each spouse;
- the probable future prospects (possibilities for success, advancement, etc.);
- the age, sex and station in life (social position) of each spouse;
- length of the marriage; and
- conduct of the parties as it relates to the cause for the divorce.2
This temporary alimony could be ordered during the time that it takes to finalize the divorce.1
1 Ala. Code 1975 § 30-2-50
2 See Chancellor v. Chancellor, 288 So. 2d 794 (1974)
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