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Financial Support After an Ended Marriage

By Gordon Law Offices   Nov. 20, 2010 5:10p

Whenever a marriage is ended with a divorce, one of the biggest decisions that must be made by either the spouses or the court is whether or not spousal support, alimony or rehabilitative maintenance will be paid and what the amount of those payments will be. In order to maintain the standard of living enjoyed during the marriage, especially in the case of child support, it must be decided if or how much one spouse will pay the other to ensure that standard is continued. The financial impact of spousal support can be enormous on a person for many years into the future, so it is highly recommended that a Las Vegas spousal support lawyer help you define the details and fight for a fair case.

There are many factors that may affect the amount or necessity of spousal support. In an uncontested divorce in which spouses decide between themselves the terms of the divorce, the spouses can agree on the terms of spousal support with understanding for the unique needs of each spouse. In a contested divorce however, a judge will use many factors to determine the amount of spousal support one spouse will have to pay to the other. Some of these may include the length of the marriage, the age and health of each spouse, the assets and earning power of each spouse, the contributions of each spouse to the marriage, and the financial situation and possessions of each spouse, as in after all property and debt division proceedings.

Spousal Support Lawyer in Las Vegas

It is highly important to ensure that you are treated fairly in the agreement of divorce terms. You may not understand all the legal jargon in a contract, so a divorce attorney can help you understand those options and help you make informed decisions. In the event of either a contested or uncontested divorce, we at the Gordon Law Offices can help make sure that your case is presented accurately and that you receive or pay a fair amount of spousal support to your former spouse.

Navigating the legal waters of a divorce can be difficult. Contact a Las Vegas Spousal Support Attorney at our offices today to let us help you through them.

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