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  • How Much Alimony Will I Get in My Divorce?
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      Firm Name: Douglas & Boykin PLLC
      Duration: 01:19
      Date: 2020-05-05
      Divorcing spouses typically want to know how much alimony, or spousal support, will be awarded when they get a divorce. Most courts decide whether to order alimony payments — and in what amount — based on a formula set by state law. These formulas take a variety of factors into consideration, including:   
      • both spouses’ incomes and assets
      • the length of the marriage
      • the age and health of each spouse
      • each spouse’s earning capacity, and
       
      • whether one spouse will be the primary custodial parent of young children after the divorce. 
      In some states, courts can also consider marital misconduct, like adultery, which can reduce or prevent an alimony award. But you don’t have to leave this decision entirely to a judge. Some couples have prenuptial agreements, with pre-determined alimony payments. If the contract is valid and enforceable in your state, a divorce court will base alimony on the terms of your agreement. An experienced Washington DC family law attorney in your area can help you understand the alimony process.
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