In divorce cases, the court divides the marital assets and usually requires each party to pay his or her own legal fees. The court may award legal fees when one party has a substantial need.
Rehabilitative alimony is intended to provide a person with enough support to get whatever training or education is necessary to become self-supporting
Alimony pendente lite is usually left to the discretion of the judge or magistrate, instead of external factors like parent income or health insurance costs.
At the Pendente Lite hearing, the judge can award one party the right to use the family home and other property; including a car and household furnishings.
In places like Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, there are two different types of alimony the courts can award: Temporary Alimony or Alimony Pendent Lite.