Alimony Law


What is Alimony?

Alimony, or spousal support, is a financial settlement given to one spouse by another after divorce. It is typically given from the spouse that makes a higher income, so that the other spouse can maintain a similar quality of living that they had while married. It is a legal obligation determined while a divorce is pending, and it must be put into a written contract.

Alimony may come in the form of a one-time lump sum payment, or monthly payment plan given either temporarily or permanently until death. The amount of alimony awarded will depend upon the salaries of both spouses, the financial obligations of both spouses, the length of marriage, and other similar factors.

Alimony Lawyers

A family law lawyer experienced in alimony laws is very important to have when going through a divorce. Divorces are typically already stressful and expensive processes, and adding in the negotiation of alimony can make it even more complicated. An alimony lawyer will make sure your rights are protected, whether paying alimony or receiving alimony.

Laws regarding alimony differ from state to state, and in some states the court will be the one determining the amount of alimony paid. Thus, having a lawyer will help petition the court to ensure you are not paying more than you can afford, or likewise, ensuring you are getting the amount you need to live comfortably.

Lawyer Referral Service

Attorney Search Network will connect you with a family law lawyer in your area if you need help with any alimony issues. Our alimony lawyers will help you negotiate alimony, represent you in court if needed, and help solve any issues if the alimony is altered at any time.

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