Spousal support alimony
Spousal support is the term used for payments or transfers of money or assets from one spouse to another after a divorce. Spousal support is also known as alimony or maintenance.
Spousal support laws seek to prevent a divorced spouse from suffering from a decrease in his or her standard of living. Often times after divorce, one spouse is untrained or has been out of the workforce for such a significant amount of time that it would be difficult, if not impossible, for them to quickly attain a job or professional position that would allow them to maintain the standard of living that they may have had while they were married.
Our attorneys are very familiar with the spousal support statutes. We can help you determine whether or not spousal support is appropriate and, if so, how much and for how long.