Can Guilford County family law attorneys explain what alimony is? Of course!
The divorce process can be very stressful and draining on everyone involved. Oftentimes, one of the partners involved in the divorce may make more money than the other. Thus, the spouse making less money may need financial support during and after the divorce process. Alimony is the money that one spouse must pay to the other under these circumstances. It is also commonly referred to as spousal support. If you are going through a divorce process and have questions about alimony, you should contact a Greensboro family law attorney for more information.
If you are seeking alimony, you can request the spousal support during your divorce proceeding. If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement about whether the spousal support is needed, the judge will ultimately make a decision to decide if you are entitled to it. If you think you may need alimony, it is extremely important that you request it during your divorce proceeding. If you don’t, and you decide after the divorce is over that you do, you can no longer request it. Thus, if you think you may need spousal support, you should ask about it while your divorce case is still active.
Additionally, if you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement about the amount to be paid, the judge will review the case and decide what payment would be appropriate. Alimony can last indefinitely after a divorce, or it can be for a certain time-period. This will oftentimes be decided by the judge as well. Lastly, if you remarry you may not continue to receive alimony. It may not automatically end, though. Your ex-spouse will need to make a request to the court to cease the spousal support agreement. If you have an issue regarding alimony, you should call a Greensboro family law lawyer today with any questions you have.
The family law attorneys at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth, and Olson can assist you with your family law needs! Call at 336-379-0539 today; we are here to help!