When is Spousal Support or Alimony Awarded in Alaska?

Spousal support may be awarded if it is just and necessary, without regard to fault.   An award of maintenance must fairly allocate the effect of the divorce by considering: the length of the marriage; the standard of living during the marriage; the age and health of the parties; the earning capacity of the parties; the financial condition of the parties (including health insurance); the conduct of the parties with regard to the marital property (for example, the court will consider whether one spouse unreasonably spent the marital assets) and; any other factors deemed relevant by the court. (Alaska Statutes 25.24.160)

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