Phoenix Spousal Support Attorney
When is spousal support required?
When two people are engaged in divorce proceedings, a divorce court will frequently order one of the spouses to provide temporary financial relief to the other when that one partner has more financial resources. Once the proceedings have come to an end, there may be a further agreement or judgment for "spousal maintenance," which is also referred to as alimony.
Below is an outline of the various forms of spousal support, including alimony:
- Temporary Spousal Support - A person who has been financially dependent on their spouse during the course of their marriage can request temporary financial support for the duration of the divorce proceedings. As the proceedings continue, temporary support can act as protection for the assets and credit of both spouses.
- Spousal Maintenance - Spousal maintenance, or alimony may be awarded to one of the spouses after a divorce for a specific period of time. The term of the alimony payments can be for a specified period of time or it can last for the duration of the person's life. There are several factors that a judge will take into account when deciding to award alimony, including the length of the marriage, whether one of the spouses is disabled, and the spouse's ability to make the payments.
- Contractual Alimony – Instead of letting the court system decide for them, two former spouses may settle on agreed-upon alimony payments as part of a formal divorce settlement. In doing so, a former couple can reach an agreement on their own terms.
An experienced Phoenix divorce attorney at our firm is available to assist you if you are in need of legal help in your spousal support case. They can provide you with professional representation that is designed to protect your interests and resolve the matter in your favor. Whether you believe that you are entitled to spousal support or you are trying to protect yourself from having to pay an exorbitant amount of money in court-ordered alimony payments, The Wallin Law Firm is prepared to help.
Legal Assistance for Your Spousal Support Case
The Wallin Law Firm possesses extensive experience in practicing family law and handling cases that involve spousal support and
property division. We will review your situation and advise you how to proceed in matters surrounding alimony or spousal support, and will protect your interests throughout the process. We believe that divorce proceedings should be handled fairly, so when you enlist the help of our firm, you can rest assured that we will be fight to protect your rights in any way that we can. For this reason, you should not hesitate to take advantage of a free in-office consultation with a dedicated divorce attorney from The Wallin Law Firm by giving us a call today.