What is alimony

Alimony refers to the support of one spouse by the other while the parties are going through divorce proceedings and also after the parties are divorced. Traditionally, courts may require the spouse that makes more money to provide alimony to the spouse that makes less money. Often, a party will file a motion, seeking interim or pendente lite support. The main goal of alimony is to give the supported spouse relatively the same level of maintenance or support that they enjoyed the duration of the marriage.