Will I have to pay temporary alimony if my spouse left me and living with another person?
Temporary alimony is also based upon the financial need of the petitioning spouse and the ability to pay of the other spouse. However, marital misconduct will be considered in determining an award of temporary alimony if said misconduct reflects a lack of dependence from the petitioning spouse. Abandonment of the marriage is an example of misconduct that shows a lack of dependence. If the party seeking alimony has left his/her spouse and shows no need for financial support, the court may consider this while awarding alimony.