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Arkansas Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony Factors

In Arkansas the support payments (if any) can certainly influence how the marital property distribution is awarded, which is why it can become a very intricate part of the final outcome of any divorce. Keeping this in mind, if you and your spouse are unable to reach and agreement on this issue, the Chancery Court will order support from one spouse to the other on a case-by-case basis as follows:

The court shall make orders concerning the alimony for the wife or the husband and they shall automatically cease upon the earlier of:  (A)  remarriage of the person who was awarded the alimony; or  (B)  The establishment of a relationship that produces a child or children (C)  A relationship considered the equivalent of remarriage. (Arkansas Code - Title 9 - Chapters: 12-312)

You can also read more about Arkansas spousal support in the Arkansas state statutes located at: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/.