Secure The Alimony You Need To Move Forward After Divorce
No matter what you call it — spousal support, maintenance or alimony — you know that it’s an important part of your divorce. Whether you are to receive payments or start making them, working with an experienced attorney can help ensure that you are treated fairly when structuring an agreement or going before the court.
At my firm, Nick Kujawa, Attorney at Law, I have helped numerous men and women throughout southern Illinois receive the support payments they require to restart their lives after a divorce.
In the past, it was often presumed that the husband was the primary financial provider for the family. However, it’s now common for spouses to adopt different roles within the family, whether that means staying home and caring for the children or pursuing a career.
Factors Behind Spousal Support Agreements
The end of a marriage often spells significant lifestyle changes for all parties involved. If an agreement can be reached through negotiation, a flexible payment plan or another creative solution will be structured, ensuring that all parties come away satisfied.
During contentious divorce proceedings, the courts may need to order alimony payments. In such cases, the judge will consider a broad range of factors before offering a ruling. Factors the courts take into account include:
- The current and future earning capacity of both parties
- How long the couple has been married
- The standard of living the couple enjoyed prior to divorce
- The age and health of both spouses
- Potential tax consequences stemming from the separation
- Whether one spouse worked to support the education or career of the other
- Any valid agreements between the couple
Whether your separation is a peaceful split or a heated battle, I can guide you through the entire process to ensure that you don’t miss out on what you are entitled to.
Contact Me Today
Even if you and your spouse agree on most of your divorce issues, it’s wise to consult with a lawyer who knows how to look out for the present as well as the future well-being of you and your children.
Call 618-589-1721 or toll free at 800-546-2308 to schedule a free initial consultation. You can also send an email by filling out the online contact form. Whether you live in Belleville or outside the St. Clair County area, we are happy to discuss your case over the phone, in person or via FaceTime.