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how long do you have to be married to receive alimony

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how long do you have to be married to receive alimony
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Lady Themis replied 7 years ago.
In what State please?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Expert:  Lady Themis replied 7 years ago.
Thank you.

The length of the marriage is a factor in determining whether to award alimony. The longer the marriage, the longer the alimony payments typically last. In Louisiana, there is no set length of the marriage whereby a spouse will be awarded alimony, but generally, if the parties have been married one year or less, alimony is usually not awarded. Beyond one year, alimony may be awarded depending upon the needs and cicumstances of the parties, but for a short period of time.

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