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Alimony and Spousal Support in a Divorce Case

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Feb 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

A divorce case is rarely straight forward unless it is an uncontested divorce where both parties are able to come together and work on agreement that is fair for both. There is often a lot of back and forth and compromising, and one of the biggest issues to compromise on is money and financial support for one spouse after the finalizing a divorce. When talking to a divorce lawyer, Cheval residents should bring up alimony and spousal support as a concern to them if it applies, which is not always available for everyone. Alimony or spousal support is designed for a spouse that has a low-income job or no job at all to have some financial stability while they are separating from their partner.

What to expect if Someone is Ordered to Pay Alimony?

Many clients who are forced by a court decision to make alimony or spousal support payments often feel as though they are in the wrong or seen as at-fault for their divorce, but this is not true. The court may decide alimony is necessary in order to make the transition process of one spouse easier, as a divorce can affect more than one person both physically and mentally. Many people are under the impression that they will have to pay alimony or spousal support for the rest of their life, but this is not true and is only limited until a spouse is able to get themselves back on their feet financially.

What to Expect if Someone is Receiving Alimony Payments?

When a court is considering how much alimony a spouse should receive as a result of their divorce, there are many things that must be looked at and taken into account. Apart from looking at the capacity that one spouse is able to earn for themselves, a court will also take into account how much their spouse has made in the past, and what standard of living they were used to in order to determine a fair amount. With the help of a Divorce Lawyer, Cheval residents may receive more spousal support than they previously thought they would, which can help them readjust and get back on their feet.

*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Butash Law Group*

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Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...

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