Spousal support (or alimony) is often awarded to an ex-wife or ex-husband following a divorce. It is given so a person can afford normal living expenses as he or she begins life on his or her own. At The Rose Law Firm, LLC, our experienced attorneys help clients understand their rights during a divorce, as well as inform them how alimony might be awarded given their situation.
Feel free to schedule your free consultation to discuss your spousal support needs by contacting our law office online. You may also call our Birmingham alimony attorneys at 205-208-7560 or toll free at 800-229-9859.
Who Can Receive Spousal Support In Alabama?
Alimony was traditionally awarded to women, and it was not uncommon to see alimony put in place permanently. Times have changed, however, and men are increasingly being awarded alimony once a divorce is final. Alabama has also shifted away from permanent alimony awards, having it replaced by temporary support agreements that better reflect the circumstances of a couple's married life.
A court will consider many factors before awarding alimony to a husband or wife. They include:
- The length of the marriage
- The age and the health of each spouse
- The ability of each spouse to be self-supporting
- The cause of the breakdown of the marriage
- The income of both parties
- Standard of living during the marriage
A court will also consider factors unique to your situation. This could include a situation where one spouse has put his or her education or career on hold, or made a significant contribution to another's educational or career advancement. The court will ultimately award alimony to keep a spouse living a lifestyle that he or she became accustomed to during the marriage.
Contact A Birmingham Spousal Maintenance Lawyer
If you have questions about alimony or spousal support, feel free to call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week or email to set up your free no obligation consultation. You may call our office at 205-208-7560 or toll free at 800-229-9859, or you may contact us online.