Seeking Fair Spousal Support And Alimony Orders In Alabama Divorce Cases
Sometimes referred to as spousal support, alimony is an integral part of many Alabama divorce proceedings. While it is not awarded in every divorce, it is not unusual for alimony to be awarded to either spouse. The process involved with seeking and obtaining alimony can be quite complex, and the assistance of a reliable attorney can be invaluable.
At The Rose Law Firm, LLC, we have successfully represented clients on both sides of these often highly contested matters. Whether you are the spouse seeking support or the one who would be likely required to pay it, we have the experience and the skill to secure the most beneficial outcome available in your case.
Types Of Alimony
There are three types of alimony that the court may choose to award in an Alabama divorce:
- Rehabilitative alimony: Typically used on a temporary basis while the recipient is in transition to self-sufficiency.
- Periodic alimony: Can be awarded to a spouse in a long-term marriage who has given up his or her career to care for the children and home.
- Alimony in gross: Sometimes used to settle property division disputes, such as one spouse buying out the other’s marital share of an interest in a privately held business.
Understanding How Alimony Is Decided
There are a number of factors the court will consider in its analysis of a request for alimony, including:
- How long the spouses were married
- Standard of living that was established during the marriage
- Income levels of each spouse
- Earning capacity of each spouse
- Age of each spouse
- General health of each spouse
- Stated grounds for the divorce
We work closely with all of our clients to gain a complete understanding of their arguments for or against alimony. We present the strongest possible case in support of your position, and pursue every available option in an effort to resolve the matter in a way that provides the most benefit for you.
Speak With A Lawyer About Your Alimony Questions Today
Contact our office in Birmingham to discuss your alimony concerns with one of our attorneys. We offer a free, in-person consultation to all new clients. You can reach us by phone at 205-208-7560 or via email. A representative of The Rose Law Firm is available at any time, day or night, to help you schedule an appointment.