Outlining Alimony in Mississippi

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Many divorcing couples simply do not have sufficient assets to achieve financial stability immediately following a divorce. Though not always possible, a primary goal of Mississippi’s equitable distribution system is to eliminate the need for alimony. When property distribution isn’t sufficient, alimony may be necessary. Mississippi recognizes several different types of alimony, each being equally available to men and women.

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Different Types of Alimony Payments

The type of alimony payments vary depending on the conditions of the divorce, as well as the financial situation of both parties. The court takes a variety of factors into consideration before making its decision, including the earning potential of both spouses, the length of the marriage, and other matters.

Generally, alimony will take one of four forms:

  • Permanent Alimony: A continuous monthly support payment intended as a substitute for the previous marital support obligation. It will be terminated upon the death of either party or upon the receiver’s remarriage.
  • Lump Sum Alimony: A fixed sum of money that is intended to reward a spouse for substantial long-term contributions to the marriage when it cannot be accomplished through property division.
  • Rehabilitative Alimony: A sum intended to assist a spouse in re-entering the workforce. It is similar to permanent alimony, but has a fixed ending date.
  • Reimbursement Alimony: A form of alimony designed to compensate a spouse who supported the other through school or professional training. It is generally awarded when the marriage ends before a financial return on the education is realized.

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Divorce and ensuing alimony payments can cause a tremendous amount of undue stress. Don’t go through this difficult process by yourself. At the Law Offices of Malouf & Malouf, PLLC, we want to go the extra mile for you. We can fight for your rights and interests, ensuring you do not get shortchanged after a painful divorce. Get the legal help you need and the financial support you deserve today.

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