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Some, not all, divorces qualify for spousal support

Going through a divorce is an expensive endeavor. For some people, this is also a time that is financially scary because they don't have the money to support themselves. One reason for this is that some spouses remain home to care for the children and the home. In these cases, spousal support might be in order.

We understand that you might not want to have your ex pay you after the divorce is over. It is important to remember that these payments aren't handouts; they are a legal way that you can get at least some financial backing that enables you to get the training and experience you need to get back into the workforce.

With a few exceptions, most spousal support payments will only continue for a specific amount of time. The issuance of lifetime alimony isn't as common as it once was. Instead, the court puts limits on how long you will receive the payments.

There might be conditions attached to these payments. For example, you won't be able to have a significant other who lives with you. If you do have someone move in, your alimony payments are more than likely going to stop.

Since not all divorces are going to meet the requirements for alimony, you have to find out if yours does. We are here to work with you and determine whether we might be able to push for this in your case. It is important that we explore all possibilities before we decide to move forward with a specific plan. Balancing out alimony, property division and other aspects of your divorce so you can get the best settlement possible is our goal.

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