Divorce is not easy to go through. There are so many things that need to be finalized, but there is one thing that can be very difficult to deal with – alimony.
Whether you know it as spousal support or spousal maintenance, it is often court-ordered and the process can be confusing.
When you need an alimony attorney, you can count on Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law, to be by your side. Whether you are supposed to be receiving alimony or paying it, our team can help you through the process.
What Is Alimony?
Are you receiving enough alimony?
Do you think you paying too much alimony?
Regardless of whether you are receiving or paying alimony, often the amounts are not fair.
Alimony payments are set up in order to ensure that the spouse who has lesser financial means continues to have a lifestyle similar to the one they did while married. Many factors go into how much alimony must be paid and for how long.
Temporary alimony is typically paid only while the divorce is pending and allows the spouse with less money to take care of their needs.
Transitionary alimony is another type of temporary alimony that can be granted after a divorce for the purpose of giving the spouse with less financial means to have time to get themselves set up for life after separation. This can include education or training to become financially stable for themselves and this alimony is usually only for a specific period of time.
Permanent alimony is a longer-term payment plan and is common for marriages that lasted for many years. This alimony helps the spouse with lesser financial means maintain the lifestyle they were accustomed to during the marriage.
After separation, people will undergo lifestyle changes. Sometimes, this means their income goes up or down which may mean that any alimony payments need to be adjusted.
We do want to point out that alimony is not automatically paid by men. More and more, we are seeing that women are not paying alimony to men as they become the main earners in a marriage.
Alimony can be a confusing process, but it does not have to be something that ruins either party financially.
What Can You Do?
During the divorce process, it is important to finalize alimony issues so that it can be a part of the final divorce settlement that the court signs off on. These payments are an important part of people’s lives, regardless of which party you are in divorce. The goal should be a fair arrangement that works for both parties, but achieving fairness often requires help from an experienced attorney.
When you need an alimony attorney in Orem, turn to Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law. With decades of family law experience, she will work with both sides to reach an agreement that works. You can contact us by clicking here or call us at 801-804-5152 for an initial consultation.