How Alimony Works

Gain a Basic Understanding of How Alimony Works Before filing for divorce, a couple should understand how alimony works. Also referred to as maintenance or spousal support, alimony comes into play when earnings of divorcing spouses differ substantially. In some cases, alimony may...

How to Avoid Paying Alimony During Divorce

Alimony, or as it is called in some states, spousal maintenance, is a payment of money from one spouse to the other spouse either during the divorce process or ordered to begin after the divorce is finalized. During a divorce, spouses look for any way they can to avoid spending...

Are Alimony and Maintenance in a Divorce Settlement the Same Thing?

As is the case in many situations in life, there can be several different terms for the same situation – this applies in the world of family law quite often. In this specific case, alimony and maintenance are in fact the same thing. Because every state has its own set of family...

How Does Alimony Work in a Divorce Settlement?

Alimony is something most of us have heard about at some point, but depending upon where you live or grew up, it may be something of which you are not completely familiar. When a divorce settlement occurs, one of the parties may be required to pay a predetermined amount to the...

Fighting Alimony Requirements

By the time their divorces are finalized, most people are eager to move on with their lives separately. They have divided marital and nonmarital property and worked out child custody if the family included children. Many divorcing couples also must determine alimony and child...

Will My Divorce Include Alimony/Spousal Support?

Divorce requires a couple to divide property accumulated during a marriage but it also requires ensuring that each party is well-positioned in the near future. Providing financial assistance called alimony to a divorcing spouse is one way to do this. A spouse who engaged in child...

How Should I Fight to Get Alimony?

A divorce can have unequal economic impact on the two parties involved and alimony addresses this. Sometimes called spousal support, alimony is financial support that one party provides to the other following divorce. To qualify as a recipient, an individual must meet criteria...

Fathers, Do Not Be Afraid To Fight Alimony Decisions

Fathers face a double whammy during a divorce because they face paying both child support and alimony. Fathers child support rights have been suppressed for decades, but fathers are beginning to make progress in winning at least partial support of their children. However, many...

Do I Get Alimony When I Divorce?

When couples divorce, they divide property, money, and retirement accounts. In addition, they must compare income and may need to arrange for financial support of the other spouse. Called alimony or maintenance, this support prevents one spouse from being unfairly financially...

How Does Alimony Work?

Alimony is one of the outcomes of many divorces but many couples do not understand its purpose or how it is determined. Alimony is the regular payment of a predetermined amount of money by one former spouse to another after divorce. It is awarded when one spouse earns more money...
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