Rehabilitative alimony is alimony intended to help the recipient to become self supporting. It is ordered to be paid for a short period of time, which may be a term of years, or its beginning or end can also be specified in relation to the occurrence or cessation of an event or condition. Some of the factors considered in making such an award include, among others, earning capacity, age, health. and education.
Rehabilitative alimony is not intended to equalize the financial positions between the parties. Its aims to allow the recipient to start anew without becoming destitute. Rehabilitative alimony may be modified by increasing, decreasing, or terminating the award.