Alimony and Child Support Attorneys
Alimony and child support attorneys are here to help you experience a far less stressful process when dealing with alimony and child support. If you and your ex are having difficulties coming to agreements, need help filing documents, or just do not know where to get started in the process, an attorney can assist you.
Alimony and child support agreements can quickly become complicated, so it is heavily advised to seek legal support in cases where support payments are being made between parties. Alimony is paid for the benefit of the receiving spouse, while child support is for the benefit of their child.
What is Alimony?
Alimony is support paid by one spouse to the other when they can not yet provide for themselves after the separation. When dealing with alimony, there are two factors to remember first. One side must have an actual genuine need for the support and the other side must be actually able to afford these payments. There are multiple types of spousal support that may benefit you and ex:
Temporary Alimony - This type of alimony is awarded during the time period where the divorce proceedings are still pending. This becomes essential due to the excessive amount of time it can take until the final alimony decision is actually made.
Rehabilitative Alimony - This is awarded for a short period to allow the receiving spouse the time to become financially adjusted to the change and to become fully financially independent.
Permanent Alimony - Paid until either the death of the provider or the remarriage of the receiving spouse. Generally, when awarded permanent alimony the agreement or court order include standard termination clauses that will end the alimony payments if:
- Parties continue marriage
- Recipient lives with another adult
- Recipient remarries
- Either person dies
- A standard expiration date is reached.