Navigate the Many Complexities of Spousal Support

Consult with an alimony lawyer in Ocean City or Shalimar, FL to have your questions answered

Commonly referred to as alimony, spousal support is one of the most misunderstood parts of a divorce settlement. Not all spouses receive spousal support, as numerous factors go into determining whether it is granted. If you are seeking spousal support, or your spouse is seeking to have you pay spousal support, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced spousal support attorney.

Steven J. Gilpatrick Attorney at Law is a knowledgeable and compassionate alimony lawyer in Ocean City & Shalimar, FL with years of relevant experience. To arrange for a consultation, call my firm at 850-651-4488 now.

Understanding spousal support

Understanding spousal support

Several recent changes were made to spousal support laws. Unlike child support, which is based on a formula, spousal support is not subjected to any formula. For this reason, it is one of the most litigated issues in divorce cases. In determining how much, if any, spousal support should be awarded, several issues are considered, such as:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The respective financial situations of each spouse
  • The earning capacities of each spouse
  • The educational levels of each spouse

In some cases, spousal support is short and temporary. Other spousal support can be permanent or until the party remarries. Support can also be lowered or cease when the receiving spouse begins cohabitating with another partner.

Whether you are seeking spousal support or believe you should not have to pay it as part of your divorce settlement, I, Steven J. Gilpatrick Attorney at Law can act as your trusted spousal support attorney and alimony lawyer. Contact me today for a consultation.