Once you have decided to divorce your spouse, you must take the legal steps to have the divorce recognized legally. However, this can be unnecessarily costly in both the short and long run if you don’t have the right resources on your side.
A Boca Raton alimony lawyer, can ensure that you can protect your income and your most important assets during this process, as well as for years down the road, particularly if you and your partner have children and/or have been married a long time.
It is vital that you consult your Boca Raton alimony lawyer from the very beginning of your separation. He or she will be able to investigate and determine if you are eligible to receive alimony(aka spousal support) or if you are likely to have to pay alimony to your spouse.
Depending upon the length of your marriage and certain other factors such as each party’s age, health, education and work experience, a spouse may have a significant claim for alimony. Alimony payments typically muse be paid are Under current laws, a person has to pay alimony until:
- A specific date in time
- The alimony recipient gets married to someone else
- You die
- The alimony recipient dies
- Some other incident occurs, such as a severe accident or retirement, which substantially reduces the ability to pay alimony.
There may be other circumstances where spousal support is no longer needed, so please contact a qualified Boca family law attorney to learn your rights.