While getting a divorce signifies the end of your marriage, it does not necessarily mean that your financial obligations towards each other are over.
Alimony or spousal support is payment from one spouse to the other that can continue long after your divorce is finalized. It is said to be a payment of support from one spouse who has the ability to pay to the spouse in need of support.
Alimony is often one of the most contentious aspects of a divorce. It is vital to be protected from paying alimony when it is not warranted or fight for spousal support when it is appropriate.
The issue of alimony is based on a set of mandatory factors that the court must consider when determining the appropriate form, duration and amount. Specifically, the court shall consider the length of marriage, age of the parties, health of the parties, income and employment of both parties.
Because alimony can impact your financial situation for many years following your divorce, it is imperative that you obtain an experienced Orange County Family Law attorney. At the Law Offices of Amy M. Montes, we use our years of experience to craft a well-reasoned strategy designed to provide a fair and just result. If you are going through a divorce and have questions regarding alimony, contact us today for the legal knowledge that you need.