How long does spousal support last in Australia?
It can be paid on an ongoing basis while divorce proceedings are being finalised. Alternatively it can be paid in one lump sum at the end of a property settlement. The payment of spousal maintenance can be ordered for an indefinite period of time or it can be ordered for a specific periodic of time with a set end date.
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 do I have to pay spousal maintenance UK?
Spousal maintenance can be paid for a fixed term (which might need to be extended) e.g. until the youngest child reaches 18 or for life e.g. until one or the other dies. It can even extend beyond the death of the payer if that maintenance has been secured.
How long do I have to pay spousal support in California?
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.