Peter Lanza gave his ex-wife custody and a good financial settlement, but alimony is not the end of responsibility.
Item 11 “alimony received”… If only my first marriage had gone that well.
Adam remained with his mother, who received some $250,000 a year in alimony.
1650s, "nourishment," also "allowance to a wife from a husband's estate, or in certain cases of separation," from Latin alimonia "food, support, nourishment, sustenance," from alere "to nourish" (see old) + -monia suffix signifying action, state, condition (cognate with Greek -men). Derived form palimony coined 1979.