There are many different aspects of alimony to consider, so let us guide you through the process.
Alimony is one of those aspects of divorce that has undergone changes over the years, primarily because of the trend toward both parties having a career. When incomes are somewhat equal, there is often less need or even desire to seek alimony. That is not to say that it doesn’t happen, however, and if you are wondering whether spousal support is applicable for your situation, turn to the legal team here at GPS Law Group for the answer.
It is important to note that alimony awards are more difficult to estimate than child support because our court system does not have the specific monetary guidelines in place for it as is the case for child support. In this respect, it is often best to come to a mutual agreement about alimony that both sides determine as being as fair as possible.
There are other aspects of alimony that need to be addressed, as well, such as how long it will continue, if the amount is to change at any point, and under which circumstances alimony will be terminated, such as remarriage, loss of employment, or health concerns. It is also possible to set up an alimony payout for the future from one’s estate or life insurance proceeds.
If you have questions about alimony or other aspects of divorce or a legal separation, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our team offers a wide variety of legal services to those in the Charlotte, North Carolina area and have the experience you need to get the most favorable outcome possible for your legal matter.