Spousal Support and Alimony
During a marriage, couples build a life together, and enjoy a quality of life that they have built together. When couples divorce, one spouse may earn more than the other, and may enjoy a higher quality of life than the other. To ensure that both spouses enjoy a similar quality of life during the separation, the law provides for spousal support, or alimony pendente lite. If you are struggling to maintain your quality of life during your separation, contact us for a Free Consultation to determine if you might be eligible for an award of spousal support or alimony pendente lite.
As part of the final divorce negotiations, you might be eligible to receive, or liable to pay, alimony. An award of alimony is not guaranteed. Many factors, including the length of the marriage, and the earning capacities of the spouses, are taken into consideration when decided whether a spouse might be award alimony. Your attorney will work with you to help you determine if alimony is proper in your divorce.