Alimony or Spousal Support is a system in place that helps lessen the unfair effects of a divorce by providing a necessary payment from one ex-spouse to the other based on the standard of living during the marriage and economic needs. Alimony can be decided necessary if there was an agreement during the marriage that one spouse would forego a career because of the need to support the family from home or even taken a lesser position because of the family. Alimony can be permanent or temporary based on what is deemed necessary for the ex-spouse seeking assistance. If payments are only needed until the lower wage-earning spouse can find a job then temporary payments may be an option. However, if there is no hope for a career for the seeking party then permanent payments may be put in place.
Unfortunately, there is not a set group of questions to determine whether or not you are eligible to receive alimony payments after a divorce. This makes it slightly more difficult to determine eligibility without an attorney. There are many factors that come into play. Some categories of information may include how long the marriage was or if you have a monthly deficit while your ex-spouse has an excess of income, also custody of the children (if any) may come into play in the form of child support due.
If you think you may be entitled to Spousal Support and need help finding out if you may be entitled to alimony payments then here at Labrie, Pouliot, LaRocque, and Guiel Attorneys at law we can help. Whether you have started your research into possible Alimony or are just beginning our attorneys are ready to help you secure the financial help you deserve. To learn more please call and schedule a visit.
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