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Where the marriage has lasted more than 10 years, or under some family violence situations and support is needed to meet the "minimum reasonable needs" of the spouse, the court may order alimony/support for up to three years. If a spouse is disabled or responsible for a adult disabled child, the support may continue beyond 3 years. Usually what you will see is a three year order with a review at the end.
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