Idaho Alimony / Spousal Support

Idaho alimony, also referred to as spousal support is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other, by court order or through agreement of the parties, for support and maintenance. In Idaho the court may grant a maintenance order if it finds that the spouse seeking maintenance either lacks sufficient property to provide for his or her reasonable needs; and/or is unable to support himself or herself through employment.

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

In Idaho, pending an action for divorce the court may make an allowance for spousal support. This is called Pendente Lite alimony. Either spouse can receive alimony for the period of time it takes to prosecute the complaint for divorce.

Spousal support or maintenance in Idaho can be awarded based on these factors:

Modification/Termination of Alimony in Idaho

In Idaho maintenance can be modified only upon a showing of a substantial and material change of circumstances.

Idaho alimony statutes can be found here: Idaho statutes

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