Understanding Alimony Matters
In many divorce cases, money is a major point of contention. Divorcing couples are nearly always arguing about money. One of the monetary issues to be settled is alimony. Also called spousal support, this is money one spouse pays the other to help him or her establish a new life.
It is important to note that alimony is not awarded in every divorce case. To understand whether it may be granted in your situation, turn to our experienced divorce and family law attorneys at Montgomery Wyatt Hardy, PLC, in Little Rock. We have more than 60 years of combined experience handling all types of divorce-related issues, including alimony. Whether you are seeking support or attempting to prevent it from being awarded, we can advise you of your rights and options.
Spousal Support Considerations
Many factors are taken into consideration when Arkansas courts are determining whether any temporary, short-term or permanent alimony is appropriate, such as:
- The need of the party requesting support
- The ability of the other party to pay support
- The length of the marriage
- The ages of the parties at the time of separation
- Each party’s financial contributions to the marriage
- The income-earning potential of each party at the time of separation
In some cases, both parties agree on the amount of alimony. If they cannot agree, the case may progress to court, where a judge will make the final decision.
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