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Salem Alimony Lawyer

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Of the many issues sparked by divorce proceedings, one of the most contentious may be the question of spousal support. Also known as alimony, this is defined as a legal obligation that one spouse has to the other to provide financial support. If you are unable to support yourself after the divorce process has finalized, you may be able to obtain financial support from your ex-spouse.

The amount and duration of spousal support is determined at the discretion of the court. Unlike child support, the spousal support system is not controlled by any state-set formula. That is one of the reasons why retaining an experienced Massachusetts divorce lawyer is so critical to the final success of your case.

How Spousal Support is Determined

There are several factors that are considered by a judge before they will award alimony to one party, these factors also determine how much will be awarded.

These factors include the following:

  • The duration of the marriage
  • Each spouse's income
  • The couple's standard of living and lifestyle when married
  • The age and health of each spouse
  • Employment status or employability
  • Contributions made to the marriage by each spouse

Additionally, the court will consider any other factors that they deem relevant to this issue. The different types of alimony that can be given include:

  • Temporary alimony
  • Permanent alimony
  • Reimbursement alimony
  • Rehabilitative alimony

How a Salem, MA Divorce Lawyer Can Help You

I am Attorney Kevin Prendergast and I am a Salem divorce attorney. I have the experience that you need in order to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome in an alimony case. Without skillful representation of your case, you could end up with highly undesirable arrangements regarding spousal support. I am able to answer your questions, discuss your options, advise you of the best legal action to take and provide you with aggressive representation in court.

Contact KRP Law, LLC today to discuss your case in a free consultation!

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