What are the different types of alimony?

There are four types of alimony. These are:

  • Temporary Alimony: Provides immediate support during a divorce proceeding and ends when a permanent alimony agreement is established.
  • Rehabilitative Alimony: Awarded to provide support while the non-earning or low-earning spouse completes training or education that will improve their ability to become self-supporting.
  • Transitional Alimony: Typically made as a one-time payment, this type of alimony can be awarded to help one spouse cover the expenses of transitioning to a separate life.
  • Permanent Alimony: This is the court’s final order for spousal support. It will last as long as the judge orders it to, or until one of the spouses requests a spousal support modification.