Alimony is the payment that the party, which will be driven to poverty because of divorce, may demand indefinitely according to the financial power. The spouse who will take the alimony should have a slight fault than the other spouse.
There are 4 kinds of alimony. These are:
- Temporary alimony
- Poverty alimony
- Participation alimony
- Support Alimony
When a divorce case is sued, the judge has to make a decision on some issues ex officio. One of these issues is the economic situation of spouses. Temporary alimony is kind of alimony paid in favor of the spouse who needs help for his/her life. This alimony continues until the finalization of the divorce decision. There is no difference about paying temporary alimony between men and women.
Poverty alimony should be given to the spouse who is in need after the decision of divorce. In order to receive alimony, you need to have fewer flaw in divorce than the other spouse.
It is the alimony given to the spouse who has the custody of the joint children by the decision of divorce. The spouse who has not the custody pays some amount to the other spouse for the care of the children. The participation alimony starts with the interim decision of the judge and continues until the child reaches the age of 18.
Support alimony is the assistance for the close relatives who will remain poor if they do not. The adult child who reached 18 years of age can take the support alimony.
The judge decides the amount of the support alimony. The judge uses the discretionary power to assess the economic situation of the parties. If there is a rate specified in the decision of the case, the alimony will be applied incrementally. It may be requested to increase, decrease or abolish the alimony. It is necessary to apply to the court again for requesting it.
If alimony is not paid, the court will impose a penalty on duress of imprisonment for maximum 3 months. If the person pays the alimony during this period, he/she can be evictioned.
If alimony is not paid, execution proceedings can also be made.
On the other hand, retirement pensions can be confiscated with alimony debt.