When you've stayed at home to raise your family and keep the house running smoothly, you don't expect that you are going to have to head back into the workforce to support yourself. If you go through a divorce, this might be one of the difficult things that you have to do.
People who do stay at home instead of working are often seen as less desirable for many positions in the workforce because they don't have the experience that many employers look for. They might not possess up-to-date skills that enable them to do the jobs that are available.
One of the tools that some people going through a divorce might have is alimony. This spousal support isn't usually an ideal solution for the former stay-at-home spouse. They usually don't want to be financially supported by their ex. We can work with you to help you understand the different types of alimony so you can determine if they might help you.
It is important that you don't think of alimony as a free ride. There are limitations to this type of financial support from your ex. The length of your marriage and other factors will come into the picture. The payments that you might receive will likely be limited to a specific number. Additionally, other conditions might be placed on them. Typically, the money won't keep coming in if you get married or cohabitate with a new significant other.
Seeking alimony is a serious decision for a person going through a divorce. We are here to work with you to show why you need to receive this support, at least in the short-term while you work to rebuild your career skills.