When a marriage ends and divorce is the chosen path, it becomes necessary to seek knowledgeable and dedicated legal representation in order for each party leaving the union to start rebuilding their lives. Spousal support, also known as spousal maintenance or alimony, is one of the most difficult elements to assess when finalizing a divorce. It is the monetary payment from one spouse to the other. These payments help to ensure that both parties are able to maintain a lifestyle that is similar to the one they had while married.
Whether you are seeking spousal support or being asked to pay it, the the Aubry Law Firm can press forward for your interests to pursue the financial resolution you want. Our reputation for being aggressive and not willing to back down makes us extremely effective during negotiations and in court.
Spousal support is not intended to punish one spouse, nor is it intended to reward the other. The court may decide to award alimony payments if they believe that one party would be at a disadvantage without it. It is not uncommon for one spouse to contribute to the marriage in non-financial ways (i.e. taking care of the home and/or raising the children), and the court recognizes this. Through an assessment of a couple’s unique situation, the court will decide on an appropriate duration and amount of spousal maintenance.
In making this decision, the court will take several factors into consideration:
• Source of income and occupations of both parties
• Age, mental and physical health of each party
• Behavior and conduct of each party during the marriage
• Duration of the union
• Care for the children resulting from that union
• Debts and assets acquired during the marriage
• Future income of both parties
In some cases, fighting for spousal support can be an emotionally draining and complicated process. The support of a skilled legal team is the only way for you to protect your financial security. The Aubry Law Firm will not only guide and advise you during this difficult time, but also take the time to understand your desires and goals so that we can fight for what you want.
Our strong understanding in all matters of family law give us the ability to assess every factor of the marriage that deserves consideration.