Going through a divorce can be challenging, especially if you had no idea your marriage was in trouble. Some people simply don't want to be married and regret getting married in the first place. This doesn't change how you will receive spousal support. The court will determine how much you receive and for how long you receive the payments. Here's how you can use alimony to learn a new career.
Once the judge approves alimony payments, you can enroll yourself in courses for your new career. If you haven't worked in years, you will likely need to learn a new profession or brush up on the skills and requirements of your previous profession. This costs money and that's where the alimony comes in handy.
The alimony will continue being paid to you so long as you are in the education program for your new profession. Once you graduate from this program, or secure employment, the payments will come to an end. Alimony is not meant to be a lifetime payment. It is considered rehabilitative. Once you are back in the employment sector, you will notice the payments have stopped.
If you have payments remaining or money leftover each month from alimony you can use that money to help pay for groceries, bills and other expenses you have as a single person now.
Now that you know how to use alimony to learn a new career, you can begin studying when ready. It's best to begin the journey as soon as possible so you can get back on your feet and start taking care of yourself.