Are you entitled to alimony in the state of Alabama? Wondering how you are going to support yourself? Is your ex-spouse going to have to support you in the event of a divorce?


In Alabama, alimony is not a matter of right. Alimony is determined by the courts based on a set of factors. The requesting party has to prove that need and have a requirement for alimony. Some of those determining factors are;


  • The length of the party’s marriage
  • The age of the parties
  • Standard of living of the parties
  • The ability of the parties to meet that standard of living
  • The conduct of the parties that led to the breakdown of the marriage


Each case is very fact specific and it depends on your particular set of facts to determine whether of not you would be eligible for alimony in the state of Alabama.


If you have questions or would like to find out more about your rights to alimony in the state of Alabama contact us at or call 256-534-8799.


Your first step is the NXTSTEP at NXTSTEP Family Law.