Delaware Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony Factors

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

Without regard to marital misconduct, the court will consider of all of the relevant economic factors, including, but not limited to: (a) The financial resources of the party seeking alimony; (b) The time necessary and expense required to acquire sufficient education or training to enable the party seeking alimony to find appropriate employment; (c) The standard of living established while married; (d) The length of the marriage; (e) The age, and health condition of both parties; (f) Any financial or other contribution made by either party to the education, training, vocational skills, career or earning capacity of the other party; (g) The ability of a party to pay support; (h) Tax consequences; (9) Whether either party has foregone or postponed economic, education or other employment opportunities during the course of the marriage; and (10) Any other factor which the Court finds relevant. (Delaware Code - Title 13 - Chapters: 1512)

You can also read more about Delaware spousal support in the Delaware state statutes located at: