Alimony is a monetary award that one former spouse pays to the other (usually monthly) as continued financial support or contribution toward the other’s needs and expenses that are incurred in order to maintain the same or similar standard of living that the parties had grown accustomed to prior to their separation. Although typically awarded in long-term marriages, the law pertaining to alimony has recently and substantially changed.
In order to help navigate you through this process, some topics of discussion that you need to have with the lawyer in the initial consultation, or soon after the client-lawyer relationship has been formed, may be:
At Boyd, Fernambucq & Dunn, P.C., our experienced litigators are prepared to answer each of these important questions for you. Recognizing that your case may require the payment of alimony, we strive to negotiate and structure settlement agreements that will address the amount and length of the alimony obligation, depending on the particular facts and circumstances of your case. However, when the need arises, we stand ready to litigate in order to obtain these results for you.
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