Many people are familiar with the idea of alimony, or spousal support, as it is more commonly known. After a divorce, one spouse may owe the other money for support after the marriage has ended. What many people do not realize though is that there are several different types of South Carolina alimony available to spouses going through a divorce.
The first two types, temporary and permanent alimony, are rather straightforward. Temporary alimony is granted during the waiting period before a divorce is granted, and permanent alimony is financial support one spouse pays to the other until death or remarriage. It is the third type of alimony, rehabilitative, that often stumps people. What does a spouse need to be rehabilitated from after a marriage, and how do South Carolina alimony payments help with it?