Louisiana Alimony Laws and Spousal Support

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Louisiana Alimony

Louisiana alimony or spousal support may be awarded to either party who is without fault and without sufficient means for support. The award cannot exceed one-third of the other party's income unless the alimony award is to be paid in a lump-sum payment. The Court will consider the following factors in determining Louisiana alimony or spousal support:
  • the effect of child custody on the spouse's earning capacity; 

  • the time necessary to acquire sufficient education and training to enable the spouse to find appropriate employment; 

  • the income, means, and assets of the spouses, and the liquidity of the assets; 

  • the comparative financial obligations of the spouses;

  • the age and health of the spouses;

  • duration of marriage; 

  • tax consequences; and 

  • any other relevant circumstances.

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