Divorces present emotional and financial challenges for both parties. These challenges intensify when children are involved, and one parent seeks custody of one or several children. Then courts get involved, which means either money requested isn’t enough or is ordered beyond one person’s ability to pay. The process, by and large, isn’t for everyone. This is why Emy A. Cordano, an expert Ogden alimony attorney, is often trusted with cases both simplistic and complex.
Alimony is your right post-divorce. But to receive the benefits Utah laws allow, knowledge of applying for benefits, then fighting your case in court, is mandatory to assure a successful outcome.
Types of Alimony
It is important to know that different types of alimony payments are available. The goal of alimony is for one spouse to provide maintenance payments to another spouse who has less economic means. The three main types of alimony payments in Utah are as follows:
Temporary alimony: These payments are made during the divorce process and will end when the divorce decree is finalized and a more permanent alimony schedule is determined.
Transitional alimony: This type of alimony is meant to help the spouse with less economic means obtain training or schooling in order to build a solid financial future.
Permanent alimony: This final kind of alimony is a long-term payment plan, which only ends when the receiving spouse remarries or upon the death of either party.
Aside from these main types of alimony payments, there are also lump sum alimony settlements that can be made. This might not be the ideal situation for every case, and it is essential to discuss your options with an Ogden alimony attorney before making a decision. Each case is unique, and you will need to decide what is best for you.
Getting Alimony Approved in Utah
In Utah, alimony payments aren’t automatic upon the termination of the marriage. Divorcees must petition the court, provide a similar review of finances as one would submit when applying for child support, then withstand any rebuttals from the respondent. It’s often a process many would prefer bringing Emy A. Cordano into because judges won’t always get amounts right. Not purposely, but often because of simple miscalculations or respondents’ failure to include assets.
An Ogden alimony attorney for many years, Emy A. Cordano has fought and successfully won numerous alimony cases. Equitable orders handed down by judges in divorces, after all, facts and related submissions are reviewed may include only the basics, such as:
Division of property, including vehicles and houses. This may require forced sales.
The Demanding respondent pays for health insurance or continue policies, to cover spouses and children.
Child support is based on income and standard of living prior to divorce.
Sometimes, however, final judgments aren’t handed down with all facts considered. As your retained Ogden alimony attorney, Emy A. Cordano works hard to assure petitioners (you) are given spousal support which continues for a period equal to your relationship’s tenure. So, if your marriage lasted 22 years, you would be entitled to 22 years of alimony, which would continue even if you enter a new relationship.
Can Alimony be Modified?
While alimony is meant to last a significant amount of time, there are instances where it will need to be modified. There must be a significant life change for either party to request a modification. If the paying spouse has a change in income, such as a substantial pay increase or promotion, then alimony payments may need to be adjusted accordingly. If the receiving spouse remarries, alimony payments would need to be modified and even terminated.
As far as terminating alimony, this happens on two occasions: either the party’s death or if the receiving party remarries. Another reason that a paying party can request a modification or termination is if the receiving party cohabitates with another person. Being in another relationship does not constitute a modification or termination, although your spouse may try to fight for a modification if you get into a new relationship. Do not lose your rights and instead enlist the help of an Ogden alimony attorney.
Another common problem that might arise in your situation is enforcing alimony. The paying spouse might not be happy with the judgment and will attempt to avoid paying the receiving spouse their alimony. When this happens, the receiving spouse will need to file a motion to the court to enforce alimony payments. The court can take several routes when it comes to enforcing alimony payment.
The court can also issue a judgment for any outstanding alimony payments. The court has the authority to hold the party in contempt of court for failure to pay. In some cases, they can impose additional fines and sentence the party to jail time. This is a more common occurrence than you might think as many people ordered to pay alimony to become resentful and attempt to avoid making these payments. Speak with an Ogden alimony attorney when you have questions about how you can hold your former spouse or the other parent accountable for making alimony payments.
Emy A. Cordano Is A Powerful Ally
Folks have tried to navigate Utah’s complex divorce system, but unfortunately never received the alimony they sought, or simply didn’t receive enough to survive. Ex-spouses are known for hiding assets by putting money in off-shore accounts, withdrawing large sums of money, and keeping it locked in safes, even putting property in someone else’s name to circumvent financial reviews. It’s a nightmare.
Powerful and educated, Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law knows the challenges men and women face post-divorce. Having launched her successful practice on the heels of her own divorce, she’s helped many folks in positions such as yours to receive financial benefits that are fair and equitable for all parties. With knowledge of Utah’s divorce laws and a tenacious approach in fighting for divorcees’ financial benefits, she’s an Ogden alimony attorney regarded by many as Utah’s preferred legal counsel.
Emy knows you can choose any alimony attorney and is thankful you’ve considered her. To find out more about her alimony litigation services, contact her via phone, email, or visit her office today.