When is alimony available to a spouse and When does alimony end?

Alimony is available to a spouse whether it be for divorce, annulment or separation. It is available during the pendency of the action (temporary pendente lite maintenance) or as a final award for a fixed period of time, or for life.
Alimony or spousal support, or maintenance ends upon the following circumstances:
a)death of either party
b)remarriage of the recipient spouse
c)when one party holds themselves out to be married even if they are not.