Once Your Marriage or Civil Union Ends, You Are Entitled to Financial Compensation
If you have filed for a divorce or already received the final decree, you may be entitled to alimony and spousal support from your spouse. In some states, you might be entitled to alimony in case of a civil union being dissolved. There are two main reasons why you may be entitled alimony and spousal support from your ex-spouse:
- You are able to maintain the lifestyle you enjoyed with your ex-spouse during the marriage, after the divorce
- You receive a proportion of the assets you owned as a couple in a fair and equitable manner
It can be slightly difficult to determine whether you are eligible for alimony and spousal support. This is why it is important you get in touch with an experienced family law attorney to assess your case. Our legal team has the expertise and experience to determine the validity of your claim for alimony and spousal support.
There are numerous factors that can impact your claim, including:
- The length of time for which you were married
- The age and health of both spouses
- The contribution of each spouse to the marriage, including as parent and homemaker
- The income for each spouse
- The ability of the spouse to pay alimony and maintain his/her personal standard of living
- The standard of living for the couple during the marriage
Alimony and spousal support can be a tricky matter to navigate. Seek legal help from the outset to protect your rights.
Trust your case to an expert in alimony and spousal support. Call Matthew Sheasby, Attorney at Law, at (909) 922-2543 to discuss your case.