Factors That Affect a Spousal Support Settlement

If you are facing divorce, then you probably need legal assistance with issues concerning alimony, or "spousal support." Alimony is paid by one spouse to the other after—and sometimes during—a divorce in order to provide the financial support that the receiving spouse needs in order to maintain the standard of living to which they had grown accustomed. The courts will determine, on a case-by-case basis, if alimony will be ordered and, if so, how much support will be paid.

With over 40 years of combined experience representing parties in divorce proceedings, our family law attorneys at Bayer & Black, P.C. have a deep understanding of the issues facing our clients. We have gained the respect and admiration of our peers in the legal community and our clients due to our unwavering dedication to and support of our clients' needs.

Court Considerations for Spousal Support

Arriving at a mutually acceptable order of spousal support or alimony requires the careful consideration of numerous factors. They include the length of the marriage, causes for the dissolution, the age, health and station of the parties, and their occupations. Additional factors could be their respective incomes, vocation skills and employability, and the estates of the parties. There are also the tax consequences relating to alimony and property distribution, especially in higher tax brackets. These are all elements the courts will consider when deciding about support or alimony.

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We encourage you to schedule a free case evaluation in a private and confidential setting. We will review all of the relevant facts involved with your particular circumstances, answer any questions you may have and outline a plan to achieve your desired outcome. Divorce can be a very emotional and confusing time in one's life. Let our knowledge and skill work for you to pursue a fair and reasonable order of support or alimony in your case.

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