Different types of


  • Durational

    This is alimony which is paid for a period no longer than the length of the marriage and is rarely modifiable in duration.

  • Rehabilitative

    This is alimony that requires a rehabilitative plan which would assist the recipient in becoming self-supporting.

  • Permanent

    This is alimony that is meant to last the lifetime of the recipient or payor.

  • Lump Sum

    This is alimony which may be granted in one lump sum versus periodic payments.

  • Temporary

    This is alimony which is typically paid during the pendency of the parties’ separation or during litigated proceedings.

  • Bridge-the-gap

    This is alimony which is paid to bridge-the-gap between married and single life and is limited to two (2) years.

Mrs. Darley understands the importance of support and how it impacts each party. If you are interested in learning more about your rights or obligations as they pertain to alimony, Mrs. Darley can advise and represent you in the legal process.

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Alimony, often referred to as spousal support, is a monetary amount of support paid from one spouse to another during or after the divorce process is complete. Alimony is calculated based upon the needs of the recipient-spouse and the ability of the payor-spouse. Once an award of alimony is made, the alimony may be modified or terminated when financial situations may have changed, or other life events may have occurred.

The Collaborative Process can help parties negotiate temporary alimony, ongoing alimony, and/or the modification or termination of alimony. Utilizing the Collaborative Process, both parties are able to openly talk about their goals and interests to best identify the needs of each party to determine a fair structure and amount of alimony. Aside from utilizing collaboratively trained attorneys, the Collaborative Process also allows the parties to involve a financial neutral, who will assist the parties in gathering all the necessary financial information and documentation and providing the information to the full-team in a streamlined and cohesive manner, along with helping the parties and their lawyers option-build. Additionally, a mental health professional may be involved to assist in facilitation of discussions at full-team meetings and to assist the parties in the process and in determining what is best for them or their family.

In a litigated case, the amount and structure of alimony are unpredictable because the decisions are left to a judge.