Richmond, VA Spousal Support Lawyers
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If you are going through a legal issue relating to spousal support, our team at Catlett, Dillon, & Piper, PLLC is ready to assist you through the process. We know what the courts will consider when determining the amount and duration of spousal support. With a hands-on approach and more than 40 years of experience, we have the necessary skills and knowledge to seek the most favorable outcome possible. Whether you are in need of spousal support or you want to avoid dealing with unfair payments, we can help you.
What Determines Spousal Support?
During a divorce, the judge considers the current and previous situations of both parties. First of all, it must be determined if child support is even necessary. Which spouse was the primary bread winner? Will one spouse receive a greater portion of the assets in the divorce? Can a spouse who was the homemaker still find gainful employment? These questions are just a few that the judge will contemplate when deciding if alimony is necessary.
If the judge does conclude that one spouse is deserving of financial support, a monthly or one-time payment will have to be decided.
The following factors are often taken into account when spousal support is being calculated:
- Standard of living during the marriage
- Age, physical, and mental conditions of the spouses
- Each spouse's earning capacity, now and in the future
- Financial contributions during the marriage
At our firm, we have handled many different types of spousal support situations. We have over 40 years of divorce and family law experience and can work with you to create a customized plan to your unique situation so that your best interests are protected.
Thousands of Cases Handled
When you contact our firm, we will schedule an initial consultation with you, during which we will get a thorough understanding of your situation and needs. We will get to know you on a personal level, discuss how we intend to help you move forward, and determine the most suitable course of action for your situation. Spousal support cases can often be difficult to navigate, but having skilled legal counsel on your side could be the difference between losing and winning your case.
Whether the case can be handled amicably or calls for litigation in court, we have the experience, skills, and tenacity needed to take on even the most complex cases. To find out more about the spousal support counsel we have to offer or to schedule your case evaluation, be sure to contact our Richmond attorneys today.
Contact us today at (804) 415-7162 to get started!