What type of alimony will be awarded if there are other incidents of misconduct?
The court can award alimony as periodic, lump sum, or some combination of the two. Often times, when there is an issue of marital misconduct the court will order a lump sum payment. The reason being the court wants to sever all ties between the two parties. Having periodic payment of alimony requires more contact between spouses, which in many cases can lead to further problems or litigation.