Sure. Alimony payments made to a spouse for the purposes you described, can be considered alimony as long as this is clearly spelled out and agreed to by your spouse in your settlement agreement.

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can payments for medicial bills, car payments and such for the benifit of a dependent spouse be considered part of an alimony settlement?