Spousal support is a complex issue that may have a significant impact on your immediate and long-term financial security. If you are faced with the prospect of a divorce that may involve a spousal support claim, it is important that you have a knowledgeable family law attorney on your side.
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A court may order either spouse to pay spousal support to the other party. The court may determine the amount and duration of the support award.
For couples married less than 10 years, the typical length of spousal support ordered is one-half the length of the marriage (or until the supported spouse is remarried). In long-term marriages (generally considered 10 years or more), spousal support can be awarded until either spouse’s death or re-marriage or a fixed date, depending on the circumstances of the parties.
Given the wide discretion that courts have to fashion spousal support awards, it is critical that you have a skilled attorney on your side who can negotiate a favorable resolution or make a compelling argument on your behalf at trial.
When representing clients in divorces involving spousal support claims, I take time to carefully review their financial circumstances. I analyze cases from a broad perspective to take into account the total impact of issues such as property division, child custody and spousal support. By taking a global perspective on such matters, I am better able to protect my clients’ rights and financial interests.