District of Columbia Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony Factors

Either spouse may be awarded alimony, during the divorce proceeding or after, if it is just or proper. There are no specific factors listed in the statute. However, martial fault may be considered. [District of Columbia Code Annotated; Title 16, Chapter 9, Sections 911, 912 and 913].

Since spousal support or alimony payments can certainly influence how the marital property distribution is awarded, it can become a very intricate part of the divorce settlement. If you and your spouse can not come to agreement on this issue, the court will do this for you and it is almost always done on a case-by-case basis without a set formula. You can also read more about District of Columbia spousal support in the District of Columbia state statutes located at: