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Rehabilitative alimony is designed to help someone back into the work force.

“Mississippi law recognizes four types of alimony: periodic, lump-sum, rehabilitative, and reimbursement.” Stroh v. Stroh, 221 So. 3d 399, 412 (¶44) (Miss. Ct. App. 2017). “We recognize that ‘rehabilitative alimony provides for a party who is trying to become self-supporting and prevents that party from becoming destitute while searching for a means of income. Moreover, the primary purpose of rehabilitative alimony is to give the former spouse the opportunity to enter the work force.’” Dauenhauer v. Dauenhauer, 271 So. 3d 589, 594 (¶18) (Miss. Ct. App. 2018) (quoting Branch v. Branch 174 So. 3d 932, 944-45 (¶50) (Miss. Ct. App. 2015)).

Here are some examples:

Wife making $106,435 per year was ordered to pay $2,000 per month for 48 months to husband earning between $17,542 and $25,146 per year.  Dauenhauer v. Dauenhauer, 271 So. 3d 589, 594 (¶18) (Miss. Ct. App. 2018)

Husband making $109,000 per year ordered to pay $1,800 per month for 60 months to Wife earning $11.77 per hour on a part time basis.  McCarrell v. McCarrell, 19 So. 3d 168, 170 (¶¶9-10) (Miss. Ct. App. 2009)

Husband earning $96,000 per year ordered to pay $1,500 per month to non-working wife who could teach school.  Husband was also paying $2,100 in child support for the children.  Prestwood v. Prestwood, NO. 2018-CA-0936 (Ct. App. Decided Dec. 10, 2019) https://courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO142231.pdf