Determining Spousal Support Can Be Difficult; We Can Help
When a couple gets divorced, it is important to discuss spousal support. Understandably, this can be an emotional time for everyone involved. It is in your best interest to talk to an attorney who will help you work toward a solution.
At Hawley & Associates, LLC, we understand how this can be a difficult time in your life. Our goal is to alleviate some of the stress you are facing and find practical and creative solutions. We have helped clients throughout Alabama. Our firm can provide you with the compassionate yet professional representation you deserve.
What Does The Court Look At?
It is important to know that spousal support can be contested, which is often a frustrating part of the divorce process whether you are the one paying or the one receiving. It can also be terminated or modified. A court may also award permanent alimony in specific situations. When determining whether support is an option, the court will look at several factors. They include:
- The age and physical condition of each spouse
- The financial condition of each spouse
- The length of the marriage
- Standard of living during the marriage
- The ability of the payer spouse to support the recipient
Alabama allows rehabilitative alimony. This type of alimony provides periodic financial support while the recipient re-enters the workforce and becomes self-sufficient. It can continue until the recipient earns a degree or a professional or trade license or obtains suitable employment. If you have a family to take care of, this may be your best option. Our attorneys can help you determine which option is best.
Contact Our Office Today
Our attorneys can assess your situation and help you work toward the best possible solution. Don’t take on the complicated legal system alone. Contact our Prattville office today at 334-595-8114 or fill out our contact form.