Louisiana Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony Factors

In Louisiana 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:

In determining the entitlement of spousal support, the court will consider the following factors: (A) The financial needs of the parties. (B)  The income of the parties. (C)  The financial obligations of the parties. (D)  The current and future earning capacity of the parties. (E)  The effect of any custody award. (F)  The time necessary for the claimant to acquire appropriate education, training, or employment. (G)  The health and age of the parties. (H)  The length of the marriage. (I)  The tax repercussions.