How long after divorce do you have to pay alimony?

How long after divorce do you have to pay alimony?

Generally, for short-term marriages (under ten years), permanent alimony lasts no longer than half the length of the marriage, with “marriage” defined as the time between the date of marriage and the date of separation. So, if your marriage lasted eight years, you may expect to pay or receive alimony for four years.

Do you have to pay alimony forever?

Alimony Lasts Forever If a California judge does award alimony in a divorce case, it's not necessarily forever. Most alimony arrangements are only temporary. Whether you're the one paying or receiving alimony after a split, at least you'll have a fresh start once the divorce case is over.

How long does alimony typically last?

A general rule is that spousal support will last for half the length of a less than 10 years long marriage. However, in longer marriages, the court will not set alimony duration. The burden will be on the party who pays to prove that spousal support is not necessary at some future point in time.

What’s the statute of limitations on alimony?

The statute, ARS 25-553 states that you need to request a judgment for unpaid spousal maintenance not later than three years after the date the spousal maintenance order terminates. As long as you file within the time frame, there is no limit on how much of the unpaid support you may collect.