Alimony, and also called Spousal Support, is not awarded in every divorce. A court determines whether or not to grant a spouse support based on several factors, including the length of the marriage, health and earning capacity of each spouse among other things. The length of support can vary from long-term, “permanent” support, or temporary “rehabilitative” support, depending on the particular facts.
When a marriage is dissolvedit can have unfair financial concequences on a spouse and family. If one party in a divorce case has become accustomed to a lifestyle standard that was established during marriage, spousal support such as alimony or post separation support, is an option to consider.
Factors To Consider For Support
The court may consider numerous factors in granting spousal support, including:
Financial Condition of a Spouse
Support of Spouse in the Education of the Other
Relative Age of Spouse
Merits of the Spouse
Spouse Earning the Money
Our Wilmington divorce lawyer is prepared to assist with even the most complex cases. Whether you are seeking alimony or defending against it, we will advocate for you at every step. While we make every effort to settle matters through negotiation , we also are skilled at litigation who will fight for your interests in court.
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