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Second opinion] After seven...

Second opinion] After seven years of marriage and a may be divorce I would like to know what amount of alimony might be due.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Port Orchard,,Wa.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

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Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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Alimony is calculated based on a number of factors. The court looks at all of those factors, and then makes a determination on a case by case basis.

In other words, there is not a set amount of alimony that spouses receive in a divorce, it depends on each of those factors for each couple's unique case.

I can let you know that under Washington state law, you won't receive alimony at all if you were married for short period of time, less than 2 or 3 years.

Permanent alimony is only awarded in cases where the couple has been married for a very long time, around 15-20 years or more.

Other than that, for everywhere in between, these are the factors the judge will take into consideration when making an alimony determination:

  • the length of your marraige
  • whether you have children
  • the total amount of marital income and assets
  • your education and training
  • your future plans
  • your health
  • your standard of living

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