District of Columbia Alimony / Spousal Support

In Washington DC, alimony, also referred to as maintenance is the amount of money one spouse or domestic partner pays to the other, by court order or through agreement of the parties, for support and maintenance.

When a divorce, legal separation or termination of a domestic partnership occurs in the District of Columbia the court may order one party to pay the other alimony as it deems just. Misconduct is a factor in the determination of maintenance in Washington, DC.

Types of Alimony Awarded in District of Columbia

The courts in Washington, DC can order alimony for a limited period of time or an indefinite period of time based on the facts of the case.

Spousal support or maintenance in District of Columbia can be awarded based on these factors:

The financial needs and financial resources of each party includes:

Modification of Alimony in District of Columbia

Spousal support can be modified based on a change in circumstances.

District of Columbia statutes regarding alimony can be found here: District of Columbia statutes CHAPTER 9 DIVORCE, ANNULMENT, SEPARATION, SUPPORT, ETC.

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