How long is spousal support paid after a divorce?


One of the contributing factors in determining the duration of spousal support is the length of the marriage. In shorter marriages, support is commonly paid for a defined duration. In longer marriages alimony may be indefinite.

In any case, absent an agreement otherwise, spousal support ends when either spouse dies or the spouse receiving alimony remarries or is proven to have cohabited with another individual in a relationship analogous to marriage for one year or more.