Spousal support, commonly known as alimony, can make an otherwise simple divorce case quite difficult, costly and emotionally draining. Thankfully, working with the right attorney can make a significant difference in the progression of your case as well as its outcome. If you need such an attorney in Troy or surrounding areas, Berlin Family Law Group is the firm to contact.
Unlike child support, there is no mandated formula for spousal support; nor is the awarding of spousal support automatic. The spouse seeking support must petition a judge and demonstrate need. This, in turn, is weighed against the other spouse’s ability to pay. Judges have nearly complete discretion over the matter.
It is of utmost importance for your attorney to understand the sentiment of your particular judge with regard to spousal support. When choosing an attorney to negotiate spousal support, you should look for an individual familiar with your judge and his or her philosophy regarding spousal support. With decades of experience in Troy and surrounding areas, our attorneys know the local legal system very well.
Whether you are seeking spousal support or being asked to pay, the judge’s decision will have a large impact on your immediate and (perhaps) long-term financial future. Therefore, it is critical to work with an attorney who will vigorously argue for your interests in the matter.