We know one of the most common questions and concerns clients have when facing a divorce is whether alimony will be a factor in their case.
Unlike child support, there isn’t an alimony calculator in Nebraska. Rather, alimony awards are left to the discretion of the judge or in an agreement reached between spouses.
However, there are several factors that the court may consider when making an alimony determination, including but not limited to:
- The length of your marriage.
- The longer you were married, the more likely it is that alimony may be a factor in your case if other factors (set forth below) are also present
- A spouse’s need for alimony
- A spouse’s ability to pay alimony
- Significant disparity in earning potentials or incomes
- Each spouse’s contributions to the marriage, including interruption of a career to care or children or support the other spouse’s career
- If further education or training is needed by one spouse to obtain gainful employment
- Serious health issues of one spouse that may impact future employment opportunities
The ultimate test in determining whether an alimony award is appropriate will be most impacted by the unique facts of your case.
Talk with an experience Koenig|Dunne divorce attorney to assess whether alimony may be a factor in your case.