Spousal Support Law

Spousal Support

What is Spousal Support?

Spousal support, or alimony, is a recurring payment made from one spouse to another after a divorce or legal separation. When a couple divorces, the less advantaged spouse may suffer financially without their partner's income. Spousal support is a way to help ensure that the less advantaged spouse maintains the same standard of living that they experienced while married.

A court may order spousal support in a divorce if one party is in need of financial assistance in order to live comfortably after a separation. There are specific formulas set in place by state law that are used to determine the amount of spousal support. Factors that may influence the amount can include standard of living, expenses, whether or not the couple has children, income, age, amount that each party contributed to the marriage, length of marriage, career, reason the marriage failed, etc. It can also be paid out monthly or in one lump sum.

You may request spousal support either after your divorce or while it is still in process. If the request is made while the divorce is still pending, the support ordered will be temporary. If made after the divorce or separation, the support will be permanent, likely continuing until either party passes away or remarries.

Spousal Support Lawyers

There are many decisions, arrangements and negotiations that are made when going through a divorce or legal separation. Disputes and arguments may ensue as a result. A family law lawyer can help lessen these troubles by helping you request spousal support.

A family law attorney will help you open a case and prove your need for support. The amount of support received can greatly impact your life. A spousal support lawyer can ensure you achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family. Similarly, if you are ordered to pay spousal support and fail to do so, an attorney can help you avoid losing your assets and/or serving any time in jail.

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If you need help with spousal support issues, an experienced family law lawyer can help you. Contact Attorney Search Network today for a referral to a lawyer with knowledge in spousal support laws and cases. Spousal support may play a large role in your life after divorce, and seeking council from a family law attorney can greatly help you avoid potential disaster.

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