Length of Alimony (Maintenance) Payments
Will I have to pay my wife maintenance (alimony) if we divorce, and for how long?
Maintenance, formerly called alimony is a minefield and is an area where nice guys
can finish last. Maintenance is based on an ex-wife's needs vs. the ex husband's ability
to pay. The law states that she has a right to be supported in the life style to which she
had become accustomed.