Does Mississippi law require that my spouse pay alimony to me if we get a divorce?

April 1st, 2011

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Q: Does Mississippi law require that my spouse pay alimony to me if we get a divorce?

A: No.  If you are getting a divorce in Mississippi, you may or may not receive alimony.

Alimony depends upon a number of different factors which includes, but is not limited to, the following factors: health of the husband and his earning capacity, health of the wife and her earning capacity, entire sources of income of both parties, reasonable neds of the wife/husband, reasonable needs of the children, necessary living expenses of the wife/husband, estimated amount of income taxes the wife/husband must pay on their incomes, fact that the wife may be awarded the free use of the home, furnishings, and automobile.

As we can see, alimony is a very complex situation and involves a number of different factors. We recommend that you contact us so we can refer you to an experienced Mississippi divorce attorney so that they can determine this for you.



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