Alimony is granted to provide for the needs of a spouse after the dissolution of marriage. Alimony may be awarded to either spouse with a few exceptions. It can be paid in either a lump sum or over a period of time. There are numerous factors that influence the distribution of alimony. Some of these include the physical and emotional condition of each spouse, the value of the spouses’ separate properties, their individual incomes, liabilities and financial obligations, employment status of the parties, age, and length of marriage. There are also some things that can prevent a party from receiving alimony, such as adultery.
The distribution of alimony in each case varies greatly, depending on the details of the case. The Stewart Law Office will help you either defend an alimony claim or acquire alimony to help you in the future.