Protecting Your Interests In Alimony And Spousal Support Issues
When a marriage ends in divorce, one household becomes two. If there is significant financial disparity between the ex-spouses, it may be appropriate for one spouse to provide support payments to the other.
While the terms alimony and spousal support are often used interchangeably, they serve different purposes under Delaware law:
- Alimony is support paid after the divorce is final
- Spousal support is support paid while the divorce is pending
Along with marital property division, alimony is one of the key financial aspects of divorce and will play a significant role in shaping your post-divorce future. The Law Office of Shauna T. Hagan, LLC, in Wilmington, has extensive experience protecting the rights of people facing divorce in Delaware. We will provide you with skilled representation in alimony issues and other divorce-related matters.
How Is Alimony Determined?
A family court will take many factors into consideration when determining if alimony should be awarded. Some of those factors include:
- The length of the marriage
- The age, health and earning ability of each spouse
- The standard of living enjoyed during the marriage
- Contributions one spouse made toward the education and vocational training of the other
We draw upon our deep knowledge of Delaware divorce statutes to seek alimony arrangements that protect our clients’ interests. Whether you are seeking alimony or spousal support or your ex-spouse is seeking it from you, we will provide you with strong representation designed to maximize your financial position after divorce.