Alimony

Alimony Regulations

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During and after a divorce, one spouse may be ordered to make regular payments to the other spouse. This is what we refer to as "alimony." Because alimony only stops when either party dies, the spouse receiving remarries or cohabits (for at least 90 days), or until the court eliminates it entirely, it is imperative you understand how these laws work.

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Factors that Affect Alimony in Lexington County

There is a wide range of alimony types the court may prescribe, including:

  • Periodic
  • Lump sum
  • Rehabilitative
  • Reimbursement
  • Separate maintenance and support

Before making a decision on alimony, the court considers several different factors from the length of the marriage to each spouse's physical condition and earning ability, as well as the standard of living during the marriage. It is also good to know that alimony cannot be awarded where the supported spouse has committed adultery (prior to the issuance of a final order of separate maintenance and support or the signing of a written property or settlement agreement).

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As alimony is an extremely contentious issue, it is best to retain an experienced family law attorney's help as you navigate through a divorce. A family law attorney will work to help ensure your rights remain protected at all costs. Our legal team at Hall & Hall Attorneys at Law can examine the particular details pertaining to your case and give you a better estimate of how much you can expect to pay (or receive) and how long the duration of alimony will last. With so much at stake, it is best to not enter the courtroom blindsided.

Whether you are seeking, modifying or terminating alimony, we encourage you to retain the assistance of our qualified legal team at Hall & Hall Attorneys at Law. With over 45 years of experience behind us, we are confident we can steer you in the right direction and alleviate much of the confusion and stress you are bearing.

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