An Alimony Award

Alimony can be awarded on a periodic basis, which is typically monthly, or in one or more lump sum payments.  It can either be awarded for a specific period of time or can be awarded on a permanent basis (indefinitely).  The specifics of an alimony award will depend on the facts of the case and on the court’s analysis of the factors discussed above.  While it is nearly impossible to predict with any accuracy the length that alimony will be awarded, a very rough estimate is that an alimony award could last for half of the length of the marriage.