Salt Lake City Spousal Support/Alimony Attorney
Protecting Your Rights During Divorce
In Utah, spousal support (alimony) may be ordered on a temporary basis while the couple is separated but before the divorce is final. Alimony may also be granted after the divorce is final. In general, alimony is not granted for longer than the duration of the marriage, although special circumstances occasionally apply.
If you are seeking or contesting alimony, it is important to work with an experienced divorce attorney. Without legal representation, your rights will not be protected. At Stavros Law, P.C., we help people pay or receive the appropriate amount of spousal support. You can rely on our dedication to your divorce case and our responsiveness to your legal needs. To schedule a free consultation, please call 801-428-0719 or contact us online.
How Is Alimony Determined?
The financial circumstances of each person are carefully considered when determining alimony. The court reviews several economic and noneconomic factors, including:
- Length of the marriage
- Income and earning capacities of each person
- Monthly debts and obligations of each person, as well as the ability to pay them
- Ability of the payor to provide financial support
- Marital fault
- Standard of living at the time of separation
- Whether one person supported the education or training of the other
- Whether the recipient has custody of minor children in need of support
The court can modify spousal support orders if one party's financial circumstances undergo a substantial change. If the party receiving alimony remarries or lives with a financially supportive member of the opposite sex, alimony will be terminated.
Salt Lake City Spousal Support/Alimony Lawyer
For a free consultation, please call our Salt Lake City office at 801-428-0719.