First, talk to our Alimony Attorneys at Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law in Salt Lake City. With over 20 years of experience, we know just how important it is to have representation in court. We understand the challenge you are up against and we are ready to fight for you.
Deciding to divorce is hard enough. Not only have you decided to end an intimate relationship, but now you have to engage in conversation about money and property. Material things tend to exacerbate an already emotional situation. Our Alimony Attorneys at Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law, understand the emotion and behind conversations like this. We also know the deceit and stubbornness that can come from divorce; especially when there are money and property involved.
What is Alimony?
In the state of Utah alimony is also categorized as spousal support or spousal maintenance. The court orders the amount of money given and the amount is determined by several factors such as the length of the marriage and the incomes of each spouse. Utah is not shy in enforcing alimony for any partner. Historically, alimony was given mainly to women because they were in charge of taking care of the house and children. Women did not have opportunities to become educated or take charge of their lives financially independent. Modern times have changed. We see more and more partnerships and families where both spouses are contributing to the household income. This makes alimony look very different from the old cases where you would hear women walking away with thousands while the husband felt drained of his finances.
Our Alimony Attorneys understand that you are entitled to some kind of alimony and we will work tirelessly and fiercely to get our goal or as close as the courts will let us.
Types of Alimony
As stated earlier, families do not look like the old days. Before it was typically a man being the breadwinner and the woman staying at home with the family. Now a days we have two parents working contributing to the household income. This means that alimony looks different too. There are about four different types of alimony: permanent, temporary, lump sum, and rehabilitative alimony. The court always decides how much, what kind, and how long the alimony will be enforced. The court makes decisions based on income report files, financial needs and concerns, debt accrued and/or who paid the debt, the lifestyle within the marriage, and the courts may even consider future circumstances. Because there are so many factors the court takes into consideration, it is really important to have an Alimony Attorney by your side. This will ensure that the right paperwork is revealing the most accurate story of your needs post-divorce.