Arkansas Alimony / Spousal Support

Spousal support is intended to preserve the economic status of both parties as it existed during the marriage.

In Arkansas, alimony may be awarded to either spouse for their support and maintenance.

Types of Alimony Awarded in Arkansas

Factors Considered in the Award of Arkansas Spousal Support

Parties getting a divorce in Arkansas may ask for alimony as part of the divorce decree. The obligation of one spouse to pay alimony is decided by the court on a case-by-case basis. When considering alimony the court will take the following into account:

Modification of Spousal Support in Arkansas

Arkansas alimony can be modified after the court looks at any changed circumstances at the request of either party.

Termination of Spousal Support in Arkansas

Unless ordered by the court or agreed to by the parties, the liability for alimony shall automatically cease upon the occurrence of one of the following:

Arkansas statutes Title 25 - Marital and Domestic Relations; Title 9 Family Law can be found here: http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/arcode/Default.asp

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