When looking at a divorce, there are so many pieces to the complete puzzle. For many divorcing after several years of marriage, there are emotional issues, child custody issues, property division issues and general questions swirling around the process of divorce that many are seeking answers for. Whatever your situation, divorce requires the legal separation of two people and their lives. Here is a little bit about spousal support, also known as alimony, and how we can help.
At Selleck Legal, PLLC, we have helped countless clients get answers they seek about their divorce. Beyond that, we can help to ascertain and achieve goals pertinent to our clients. Spousal support is something that is a part of divorce decrees and the financial settlement when there is a disparity between income/education/professional lives between the spouses. Often, one spouse will make sacrifices in lieu of the other spouse's personal success.
For this, alimony can be awarded in the short or long term. It can be made in payments over a period of time or it can be made in one lump sum. Not all property division processes will include alimony, but for those that do, a fair and just outcome for both parties can and will be decided. Whether you suspect you will be the payee or the recipient of alimony, we can help you achieve the goals that are most important to you in a divorce decree.
Each couple is different and so is their divorce. Understanding the priorities of yourself moving forward, as well as the priorities your divorcing spouse may have can help to decide what issues may be most contested. It's no surprise that alimony is often one of them.