Types of Alimony

When a marriage ends and the only option is divorce, there are a number of things that will have to be considered. Not only do couples have to deal with splitting assets and choosing who will be the primary caregiver when there are children of the marriage, but alimony can be another consideration. There are different types of alimony, depending on where you live.

Bridge the Gap Alimony

This type of alimony is paid to one spouse by the other until that person adjusts to being single. It is generally only for a short time. Bridge the gap alimony may be paid by either the husband or the wife and is to provide support. It can be helpful for a spouse that was not employed and must find a job to support themselves. In order to receive this type of alimony, the person asking for it must show it is … Read the rest