Facing Divorce? See what steps you can take to protect what's yours.
Divorce Home » Divorce Laws in Your State » Louisiana

Louisiana Alimony

In Louisiana divorce law, if spouses are unable to reach an agreement on alimony, the Louisiana divorce court will make an alimony support order, depending on the circumstances of the case.

When determining an alimony award in a Louisiana divorce, the divorce court considers:

  • Financial needs and obligations of each spouse
  • Each spouse's income
  • Current and future earning capacity of each spouse
  • Effect of any Louisiana child custody award
  • Time needed for receiving spouse to acquire education, training or employment
  • Health and age of the spouses
  • Length of the marriage
  • Tax repercussions

Alimony payments can influence the Louisiana property division award.

Work with a local Louisiana divorce attorney to find out how the circumstances of your divorce could affect how much money you can expect to pay or receive. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out a Louisiana divorce case review form to connect with a Louisiana divorce lawyer near you. Learn how your financial future may be affected during divorce.

The above synopsis of Louisiana divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Louisiana divorce lawyer in your area.

Louisiana divorce laws were last updated July 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.