Alimony in Divorce
When a couple initiates a divorce proceeding, there are many financial and familial matters that must be negotiated. One of these is the issue of alimony, also known as spousal support. If the couple negotiates alimony or the court orders one spouse to pay the other alimony after divorce, then the spouse issuing the alimony is responsible for continuing to support the other, even after the divorce is finalized.
If you are considering or anticipating divorce, contact the Oceanside divorce lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, today by calling 760-722-7646 to discuss your case and the potential ramifications of an alimony decision.
When is Alimony Issued?
Alimony is most common in cases in which one spouse is the sole income earner or there is a large income disparity between the two spouses. The purpose of alimony is to continue to provide support and to help an ex-spouse adjust financially following a divorce. If, for instance, one spouse has been financially dependent on the other during the marriage and will not have any means of income following the divorce, he or she may receive alimony after divorce so as not to be left without any means of income. While women have traditionally been the recipients of alimony, granting alimony to men in divorce is becoming more common.
How We Can Help
Alimony negotiations can often be contentious. One spouse may believe that he or she is entitled to spousal support following the divorce, but the other spouse may refuse to pay. When an agreement cannot be reached, the court may intervene and decide whether the alimony should be paid and how much the alimony should amount to. If you are considering divorce and believe that you may be entitled to alimony, our Oceanside divorce attorneys are prepared to represent your case and will fight for the financial support that you need.
To learn more about alimony in divorce and how our experienced legal team can assist you with your case, don’t hesitate to contact the Oceanside divorce lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, today at 760-722-7646.