Under Louisiana law, in a divorce proceeding or thereafter, the court may award interim spousal support (temporary alimony) or may award final spousal support (permanent alimony) to a party who is in need of support and who is free from fault prior to the filing of divorce. Although final support may be waived, interim support cannot be waived. An interim spousal support award begins from the date it is demanded and continues until 6 months after the judgment of divorce. Awards of interim spousal support may be substantial because they are based on the needs of the party requesting it, the ability of the other party to pay, and the lifestyle the parties enjoyed during the marriage. #FamilyFactsFriday #themoreyouknow