permanent alimony


permanent alimony
Alimony awarded by final judgment in an action for the annulment of a marriage. 4 Am J2d Annul § 102. An allowance which a court compels the husband to pay to his wife for her support and maintenance where there exists between them a legal separation or divorce. 24 Am J2d Div & S § 600. Permanent in the sense that it is a final provision for the maintenance of the wife, contained in a judgment either decreeing that she is entitled to separate maintenance or granting her a divorce limited or absolute. Huffman v Huffman, 47 Or 610, 86 P 593. Alimony is never permanent in the absolute sense, usually terminating upon the death of either one of the parties to the divorce. 24 Am J2d Div & S § 515. In some jurisdictions, a woman entitled to alimony may lose the right to receive it by misconduct. 24 Am J2d Div & S § 685.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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