How to Get Alimony in a Divorce

If your marriage is coming to an end, would alimony be in your future? Consult with R. Leigh Frost Law, Ltd. to learn more about alimony in your specific case once you learn the information here. These tips and information can help ensure that you get what you’re entitled to when getting a divorce from your spouse. Make sure to use them to your advantage when it is time to go to court to get your divorce.

If you request alimony from a judge, you are telling the judge that you need help financially each month. The judge will award a specific monthly allotment if the spouse was the breadwinner in the relationship or if you did not earn enough money for financial support. However, there are many additional factors that a judge uses to determine if you qualify for alimony that are important to keep in mind.

First, make sure that you can provide the judge with proof that your spouse’s income was considerably greater than your own throughout the relationship. You must also provide the judge with proof of inability to work or maintain employment sufficient enough to maintain the same level of comfort as experienced during the marriage. The more proof that you can provide, the better it will be for your case.

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When you prove to the judge that the money is needed to sustain your life, it is much easier to get the monthly cash award. Your attorney will help you better understand alimony and what needs to be done in order to get the money.  However, the money does not last forever. There are many stipulations required to maintain the alimony payments. If you get remarried, the payments may cease.  Even moving in with a partner and sharing household expenses can disqualify you from the payments.