How Alimony And Spousal Support May Affect You
The downturn in the U.S. economy has touched the lives of most of our clients and the prospective clients we consult with every day. Even as we look forward to a turnaround, the implications will continue to affect our families in ways that we could not have contemplated in the years leading up to today. Once the decision is made by a husband or wife to dissolve their marriage, the family finances – a subject that is often already contentious – becomes a primary concern for everyone involved.
Aiello and Associates is a Warren-area law firm that helps families facing alimony and spousal support matters. We can look at your situation and help develop a strategy for a successful resolution.
Common Alimony Questions
Alimony comes to mind quickly for both the potential payer and the potential recipient. Common questions often include:
- Who is entitled to alimony?
- How much will be paid and for how long?
- Who decides and what information is considered?
In total, there are 11 factors to be evaluated in determining spousal support. Any consideration of alimony begins with an analysis of need and ability to pay.
At Aiello and Associates, we educate our family law clients as to the importance of accurately and timely providing the necessary documents and information we need to provide counsel to them in this area. No one receives an award of alimony absent a demonstrated need, no matter the income of the other party. Likewise, there is often need on the part of one spouse for additional income to cover monthly expenses but no ability to pay on the part of that spouse. Both elements must be met before an award will be made.
Additionally, it is not the parties who determine their need or their ability to pay, but rather the law that defines the critical elements of need, income, ability and duration.
Contact Us Today For Personalized Guidance
As a small firm, we are able to provide the individualized care that can ease your mind when facing child support or spousal support issues. Put the law on your side—call our Warren office today at 586-250-5527 or send us an online message. We will provide you with personalized, insightful guidance for your situation.