Iowa alimony law is not an absolute right, but is provided by the family courts in the state considering several factors.
It is the financial aid awarded to the lower wage earning spouse during divorce.
Several eligibility criteria should be satisfied by the spouse requesting for any type of alimony.
Types of Spousal Support
Spousal support to reduce the financial burden on a spouse is of three different types in Iowa.
- Traditional Alimony: It is paid for an indefinite period.
- Rehabilitative alimony: It can be definite or is extended depending on the spouse needs.
- Reimbursement alimony: It is predicated upon the economic sacrifices of the spouse during marriage.