Connecticut Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony Factors

In Connecticut 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 Superior Court will order support from one spouse to the other on a case-by-case basis as follows:

The Superior Court may order award alimony to either party regardless of gender. In making this decision and for how long, the court will consider the following factors: 1. the duration of the marriage, 2. the causes for the termination of the marriage 3. the age of the parties, 4. the health of the parties, 5. the occupation of the parties, 6. amount of assets and sources of income, 7. employment skills, 8. employability, 9. estate and needs of each of the parties and the award, in the case of a parent to whom the custody of minor children has been awarded, the desirability of such parent’s securing employment. (Connecticut General Statutes - Title 46b - Chapters 82 and 86)