Although the end of a marriage is difficult, emotional, stressful and life-changing, there truly is an end to the daunting process that results in a post-divorce future where you are happier.
Money is often the root to many problems and could be the very reason why the divorce was initiated. Nonetheless, money will play a factor in the divorce, and if it is determined that there is a large disparity in the incomes between the two spouses, alimony could also be a factor.
At Abney at Law, P.C., our law firm understands the complexities of alimony can bring to an already difficult divorce. However, we are very mindful of this challenge when helping clients determine if they can request alimony, and if so, how much and which type is most suitable for their situation and future.
Types of alimony
Although society often thinks of wives seeking alimony during a divorce, the reality is that either spouse can receive alimony. When seeking alimony during dissolution, various factors are considered when determining if alimony is appropriate, and if so, the amount and length of time.
Generally, the courts today prefer to award temporary alimony. This is because the spouse is likely to be self-supporting in the near future but requires spousal support during the time they are working to increase their income.
In contrast, the court could award indefinite alimony. This makes spousal support permanent until certain situations arise.
Depending on your situation, one or both types might be an option. Each divorcing spouse has their own unique circumstances along with their wants and needs in the process. As such, a legal professional can help guide you through the process, ensuring you are aware of your rights and options every step of the way.