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Legal Information: Kansas
Updated: January 17, 2019
Can I get alimony?
Alimony, also known as maintenance, is money paid from one spouse to another after a divorce as an allowance for future support. The judge will decide how much money is to be paid, if s/he finds it necessary, based on whether it is “just and equitable” under the circumstances. The judge will decide if maintenance should be paid in a lump sum, or in periodic payments, and whether or not it should be based on a percentage of earnings or on any other basis.
The judge can also make modifications to the maintenance payments, or terminate them according to circumstances.1
1 K.S.A. 23-2902
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