In New Mexico, alimony can be awarded to a spouse after divorce depending upon the needs and obligations of the ones included.
There are different types of alimony, and any of the following can be awarded upon decree.
- Long term alimony:
It is offered in marriages that last at least 20 years. It is often explained as a permanent one, and so several factors and circumstances contribute to determining it.
- Transitional alimony:
It is temporary monetary support, which generally lasts for about 18-24 months and is offered to the spouse to support him/her with the sudden transition from his/her married life to single life.
- Rehabilitative alimony:
It is also temporary support offered to the spouse, which helps them to become independent and self-supporting.