In this video, our Des Moines alimony attorneys discuss how remarriage and cohabitation affect spousal support and alimony payments. Spousal support (also known as alimony) are the financial payments one spouse makes to the other during and following a divorce. There are a number of different types of spousal support a court can award depending on circumstances. The three categories are as follows:
- Periodic/traditional: paid until the death of the payor, the receiver passes or the receiver remarries;
- Reimbursement: repayment to a spouse who helped with the partner’s educational or work training expenses; and
- Rehabilitative: paid until the spouse receiving payments is self-sufficient (able to financially provide for themselves).