When is Spousal Support or Alimony Awarded in Idaho?

An Idaho Court may grant maintenance if the spouse seeking support lacks sufficient property to provide for his or her needs or is unable to support himself or herself through employment. The amount and duration of spousal maintenance shall be for the amount and for the time that the court deems just when considering: the financial resources of the spouse seeking maintenance; the time necessary to acquire sufficient education and training to enable the spouse seeking maintenance to find employment; the duration of the marriage; the age and the physical and emotional condition of the spouse seeking maintenance; the ability of the spouse from whom maintenance is sought to meet his or her needs while meeting those of the spouse seeking maintenance; the tax consequences to each spouse and; the fault of either party. (Idaho Statutes Title 32, Chapter 7, Section 705)

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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