I’m not sure about the amount but the term is usually the duration of the marriage… if you were married for 5 years then you would pay alimony for five years. Alimony isn’t always awarded so you can make the terms up front as well… There is no set standard for alimony as far as I know… I can’t wait to see what everyone else says about it because that is a great question.
[i]Originally posted by separatebut equal[/i] [br]For those of you divorced, please tell me how much income disparity is between you. Attorneys, what is an indicator of "income disparity" that would be considered in making an alimony award to a dependent spouse? If a man makes 40,000 a year and a woman 15,000, what would be "fair"? Or is it just simply based on the "standard of living" ?