Although most people focus on child support, spousal support (sometimes called alimony) can be an equally large payment obligation. Spousal support entitlement can depend on many factors, such as:
- the duration of the marriage
- whether any economic disadvantage or inequality between the spouses is apparent
- the reason for such economic inequality
- the likelihood of the disadvantaged spouse to become financially self sustaining
If you or your spouse may be entitled to spousal support, it is important to plan a legal strategy as soon as the relationship breakdown occurs. Speaking with a lawyer can help you find out if a support entitlement exists, the likely monthly payment, and the period of time that the support will be payable. A lawyer can also help you negotiate a lump sum spousal support payment.
Don’t let your ex-spouse take advantage of you, call the lawyers at Paul Mitassov Law to get a fair and accurate evaluation of your unique situation and find out whether you are eligible to receive spousal support.