noun: Law An allowance for support made under court order to a divorced person by the former spouse, usually the chief provider during the marriage. Alimony may also be granted without a divorce, as between legally separated persons.
noun: A means of livelihood; maintenance.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
Cynthia George, attorney for Lorrie Nantz, who had been seeking $1.5 million annually in alimony and child support, had no comment on the ruling.
The other thing to bear in mind is that in a long-term marriage of 30, 35 or 40 years, long term alimony often doesn't mean "long term" for the simple reason that people in their mid- to late 50's are often approaching retirement age.
Bonder Kerkorian originally sought $320,000 a month in alimony and child support.
Feminists advocate for equality and independence for women, then turn around and expect men to support women in alimony, child custody, the alienation of fathers, and a blind eye to female battering.
Even in the more common case of short-term alimony, courts are ditching that insulting "" rehab '' term, ordering larger monthly awards and arranging to check in five years to see how wives are doing.