Idaho Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony Factors

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

The court shall order maintenance in such amounts and for such periods of time that the court deems appropriate once considering the following factors: (1) The financial resources of the party who desires support; (2) The time necessary to acquire sufficient education and training to enable the spouse seeking maintenance to find employment; (3) The length of the marriage; (4) The age and the physical and emotional condition of the party seeking maintenance; (5) The ability of the party from whom maintenance is sought to meet his or her needs while meeting those of the spouse seeking maintenance; (6) The tax repercussions; (7) The marital fault of each party. (Idaho Code - Title 32 - Chapters: 705)

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