Factors for spousal support or alimony in Mississippi:
In Armstrong v. Armstrong, 618 So. 2d 1278, 1280 (Miss. 1993), the Mississippi Supreme Court outlined twelve factors that must be considered by a chancellor in arriving at findings and entering a judgment for alimony. These factors are:
1. the income and expenses of the parties;
2. the health and earning capacity of the parties;
3. the needs of each party;
4. the obligations and assets of each party;
5. the length of the marriage;
6. the presence and absence of minor children in the home, which may require that one or both of the parties either pay, or personally provide child care;
7. the age of the parties;
8. the standard of living of the parties, both during the marriage and at the time of the support determination;
9. the tax consequences of the spousal support order;
10. any fault or misconduct;
11. wasteful dissipation of the assets by either party;
12. any other factor deemed by the court to be "just and equitable" in connection with the setting of spousal support.
There are three types of alimoney in Mississippi:
Lump-Sum Alimoney - This type is not subject to modification. It is a certain amount to be paid as settlement of the marital estate.
Periodic Alimoney - This type is subject to modification and terminates upon the recipiants remarriage (or sometimes cohabitation) or the death of either party. Usually given to a spouce to maintain a certain standard of living in a long-term marraige.
Rehabilitive Alimoney - This type is subject to modification and is for a fixed term. Usually given for a period of time to allow a party to gain employment or go to college.
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