Unfortunately, the end of your marriage doesn’t always mean the end of your financial relationship with your former spouse. Spousal support is one of the aspects of divorce for which you might have to plan, sometimes for years of support. The saying “the most expensive expense is a reoccurring one” accompanies the fact that a regular income is usually more effective than a lump-sum payment or a single asset.
Since spousal support involves regular payments, it’s important that you obtain qualified legal help if you need to anticipate the need to pay spousal support or receive support from your former spouse. Having Neal Ashmore on your side can help make this process easier on you and your family.
Often, one of the first issues to be raised during a divorce is spousal support and it plays a major role throughout the proceedings. A dependent spouse may need temporary spousal support to pay bills and maintain a reasonable standard of living during the divorce. Alimony disputes then often carry through the entire divorce process. Once a divorce is finalized, a spousal support order may remain in effect for several years.