Law Office of Michael Ephraim – Virginia Beach Divorce Lawyer and Spousal Support Lawyer
Spousal support (also called alimony) can be awarded when one spouse earns significantly more than the other or other special factors exist. An example would be when one parent stays home to care for children in lieu of a career outside the home.
If you need help understanding whether you can get financial spousal support (alimony) in Virginia Beach Virginia, Law Office of Michael Ephraim can provide that help.
The person requesting spousal support should be able to demonstrate why he/she needs spousal support. If the parties are in disagreement on spousal support, a judge can determine if spousal support is appropriate in their situation.
Once you agree or the court orders spousal support, it is binding.
The court usually considers the following factors when granting spousal support: the spouses’ present and future earnings and their earning abilities; their health, and age; their efforts to become self-supporting; length of the marriage; their reasonable needs, including life and health insurance; their standard of living during the marriage; and their property and debt settlement as part of their divorce or legal separation.
Spousal support (or alimony) often goes hand-in-hand with child support matters. Rest assured that Law Office of Michael Ephraim also provides child support lawyer services as well as child custody lawyer services and all other family law services.
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