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Word: alimony

Definition: payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce


Sentences Containing 'alimony'

Figueroa was arrested on May 23, 2007 for missing a child-support payment, he was released on May 30, 2007 after part of the alimony money was lent by his best friend Jorge Maldonado (Rico Casanova).
If they divorce, she also might receive—or pay—alimony (see Law and divorce around the world).
In 1961 it was revealed at an alimony hearing that he was virtually bankrupt.
Orr v. Orr, , was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States that held that a statutory scheme in Alabama that imposed alimony obligations on husbands but not on wives was an unconstitutional equal protection violation.
Right before their ship, the USS Dakota, enters the docks his pay is withheld after a court order ruling, because he owes his wife alimony.
Some debts, such as alimony and childsupport, cannot be discharged in bankruptcy, while others, such as student loans, are difficult to discharge and are therefore rarely discharged.
Teritza was awarded a small alimony and soon left the nunnery to remarry.
The state of Alabama had adopted a statutory scheme that imposed alimony obligations on husbands but not on wives for the stated purpose of addressing the economic disparity between men and women by providing support for needy women after divorce.
Unable to support herself and her teenage sons on her alimony payments, she initially supplemented her income by making drapes out of her own home.

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