Stamford Alimony Attorney
Connecticut spousal support lawyer
Because it is rare for any two people to either enter into a marriage or leave one on equal financial footing, the issue of spousal support or alimony is an important question to be resolved in almost every divorce case.
Located in Stamford, Connecticut, The Pickel Law Firm puts more than 65 years of combined experience on the side of people who need help navigating the divorce process. We help our clients understand the legal issues and set realistic expectations regarding alimony and child support. We stay focused on achieving our clients’ goals. We encourage you to contact us today and start letting our resources, experience and reputation work for you.
Specific factors that Connecticut courts consider in determining whether to award alimony include: the length of the marriage; the age and health of each spouse; the assets and sources of income for each spouse; each spouse’s occupation, employment skills and employability; estates and need of each of the parties; child custody arrangements, if any; and any fault either spouse may have had for the end of the marriage.
Alimony can be awarded on a temporary basis, both during the divorce process and even after the divorce. It can be made permanent, ending only by the death of either spouse or upon remarriage or cohabitation by the receiving spouse. Alimony can also be modifiable or non-modifiable, and may even be paid in one lump sum (typically as part of a property settlement).
However, because there are no bright lines or set guidelines that judges must follow, alimony is a vigorously contested issue in many divorce cases. As attorneys, we strive to resolve the question of alimony without resorting to litigation if reasonably possible, but we are also more than prepared to fight tooth-and-nail for a fair result whenever necessary.
Temporary (pendente lite) alimony and child support is often ordered early on in the divorce process. Our law firm can help you whether you are seeking to obtain temporary financial support or are potentially forced to pay your spouse support until the divorce is final.
Connecticut uses relatively fixed guidelines to determine who will pay child support and for how much, based on income and the number of children in the family, as well as a variety of other factors. That said, courts do have discretion to set child support payments as they see fit whenever the combined income of the parents involved exceeds the limitations set forth in the guidelines or when there are certain deviation criteria that exist. Whatever your financial status or circumstances, the years’ worth of experience we have with both straightforward and highly complex child support cases is a valuable asset that will help you in your fight to obtain a fair result.
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Call The Pickel Law Firm, LLC today or contact us online to arrange for an initial consultation where you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns with an actual attorney.