How long do I have to pay rehabilitative alimony?

Rehabilitative alimony is for a fixed period of time, generally just a few years or less. In numerous situations, the court has awarded rehabilitative alimony of only a few months.

For example: the wife may have stopped working prior to the divorce and therefore would most likely need support for a short period of time (a few months) in order to get back on her feet. A wife that has not worked in twenty years would be evaluated in a completely different fashion. She would most likely be awarded support for a longer period of time and may even need schooling in order to return into the job force.