Alimony, which is also referred to as spousal support, is a legal order that requires one spouse to financially support the other after a divorce or separation. Certain conditions must be met in order for alimony to be ordered and there is no set amount to be expected. If you are in the midst of a divorce, you may be worried about receiving or paying a fair amount of spousal support. Our New Haven alimony attorney at The Law Office of Tracey Lane Russo is committed to protecting your rights and ensuring you are not taken advantage of.
When you get divorced, the best-case scenario is for you and your spouse to come to an agreement on alimony payments. For example, if your spouse has been supporting you, they could agree to continue to support you financially until you get a new job. However, many divorcing couples cannot agree and the decision is left to the judge in family court.
The list of factors considered by the court in the decision-making process is extremely subjective. This is why it is important to have experienced representation throughout the process to ensure you have the best chances of receiving or paying a fair amount of alimony.
Health and age of each spouse
Length of the marriage
Earning capacity of each spouse
Education level of each spouse
Tax consequences of each spouse
Ability of each spouse to be self-supporting
Distribution of property
Expenses to care for their children
In the state of Connecticut, alimony payments are taken very seriously, as is anyone who skips out on them. At The Law Office of Tracey Lane Russo, we realize you may depend on alimony to support yourself and your family's expenses. Whether you have concerns about an ex-spouse who has failed to pay you or you want to protect your rights, we can help. Our New Haven alimony attorney and firm are known for offering compassionate legal services. We can help to educate you about the legal process and put your mind at ease while working zealously towards a successful outcome of your case.