Resolving Spousal Support Issues
Spousal support, also known as alimony, is a frequent issue in divorce proceedings, especially when one party has given up a career or has passed by other opportunities in order to raise children. However, an order for support may be appropriate in any situation where one party may be unable to financially support themselves.
The difficulty of reaching a spousal support determination is that there are no clear guidelines concerning how much support is fair. That is why it is important to have an experienced lawyer on your side who can help you assert your interests. At Mathers Law Offices, LLC, our divorce attorney, Chris Mathers, can provide you with the skilled legal representation you need, whether you are requesting an order for support or are being asked to make support payments.
Are Alimony Determinations Set In Stone?
A common fear of people who are being asked to make support payments is that they will be on the hook for the rest of their lives. While an order for support will sometimes be permanent, the vast majority are meant to be temporary, providing one party with the financial assistance they need until they are able to support themselves.
Spousal support orders may be modified if a person’s circumstances have significantly changed. For example, if a person who is making support payments loses a job or otherwise takes a hit in income, a modification may be necessary. Also, if the recipient remarries, it might make sense to terminate a support order. Whether you are seeking a modification or wish to challenge a modification request, we are here to advocate for your point of view.
Contact Our Family Law Attorney To Learn More
For answers to your questions concerning spousal support or any other family law matter, speak with us. Schedule a consultation by calling our law offices in Scottsdale at 480-877-1266 or contact us online.