Experienced Attention to Even the Most Complex Spousal Support Concerns
As a marriage comes to an end, so too does the financial partnership the couple enjoyed during their union. The loss of that partnership can be very difficult for a spouse who has devoted his or her life to raising children, rather than working. Fortunately, in some cases spousal support, commonly referred to as alimony, maybe available while that spouse seeks employment or the education needed to gain employment.
At the law firm of Michael J. Griffith, P.A., our Pensacola spousal maintenance and alimony lawyers understand how vital support can be for spouses without adequate income. While the process of pursuing spousal maintenance can be complicated and confusing, we have the knowledge needed to help you understand how the process and what you may be able to expect from your proceedings.
We will help you examine the many factors used to determine spousal maintenance, including:
- The length of the marriage
- The standard of living established during the marriage
- The age of both spouses
- The general health of both spouses
- Employability and education level of both spouses
- The income and living expenses of each party
Temporary or Permanent Spousal Maintenance?
Spousal maintenance is often categorized under one of three titles: temporary, rehabilitative and permanent. Temporary and rehabilitative maintenance is designed to support one spouse while they pursue employment, or the education needed to gain employment that allows them to afford the way of life they became accustomed to during the marriage. Permanent support on the other hand, is just that – permanent.
In today’s world, permanent spousal maintenance orders have become few and far between; it is much more common for a judge to order temporary or rehabilitative support while one spouse seeks adequate income.
Whatever your situation may be, we work to provide the insightful guidance you need to understand your case and your options for pursuing the maintenance you are entitled to. Contact our office online or call 850-433-9922 to discuss your specific spousal maintenance concerns with one of our experienced lawyers.