Alimony Attorneys in Phenix City
Protecting Your Interests
Alimony, also called spousal support or spousal maintenance, is money paid from one spouse to support the other after divorce. Generally, alimony is awarded when there is a large difference in the income. At Loftin, Loftin & May, our alimony lawyers in Phenix City can help you understand how the law applies to your situation and represent your best interests throughout the divorce process, including establishing spousal support.
Talk to a Phenix City Lawyer about Your Situation
The process of determining alimony can be complex, and other issues surrounding divorce, such as marital property and assets, can influence the outcome. It is best to speak with an attorney to get specific advice. Our Phenix City alimony attorneys can explain the law, tax effects, and look out for your best interests.
If you have questions about alimony, please call (334) 310-0208 for a consultation.
How Alimony is Awarded
When awarding alimony, the court will determine the financial need of one spouse and ability of the other to pay. A variety of factors are considered, including the length of the marriage and the assets owned by each spouse. A spouse is more likely to be awarded alimony following a long marriage.
The factors considered in determining alimony include:
- The standard of living during the marriage
- The age and health of each spouse
- Each spouse’s income
- Future income opportunities
- Services one spouse provided as a homemaker
- Conduct contributing to the marital breakdown
A judge may award temporary alimony during the divorce process and determine temporary or permanent alimony when the divorce is finalized. In most situations, alimony is temporary and set for a specific amount of time. Permanent alimony is rare but may be awarded for older spouses who raised children and cared for the home for many years in long marriages.
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