Washington Alimony Law is called as the maintenance and in general it is the payment made to the low wage earning spouse by the other on the order of the court.
This is to avoid the unfair financial consequences resulting from a divorce. In general the alimony awarded is not permanent and is only a rehabilitative one.
Factors that prevent maintenance:
There is no gender discrimination in awarding alimony, but there are certain aspects which will prevent the party from obtaining it.
These aspects include:
- Financial Self sufficiency of the spouses,
- Sound Income earning abilities, and
- A short marriage that lasted under 2-3 years.