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Category Archives: Spousal Support

Handle Spousal Support Negotiation

The Best Way to Handle Spousal Support Negotiation

Spousal support negotiation or alimony is a concept derived from the circumstance of our historical roots. Old English law required that a husband support his ex-wife because in those times, women could not own property or work for a living. Without spousal support, the women would be reliant on government…

August 17th, 2016 Spousal Support
Alimony Divorce Laws in the State of California

What are the Alimony Divorce Laws in the State of California?

Alimony and divorce laws that legally dictate which spouse is entitled to certain financial assistance have changed substantially over the years. If you are married to someone who makes more money than you, and you have become accustomed to a certain type of lifestyle, alimony can be a useful entity…

July 20th, 2016 California divorce, Spousal Support
Florida Alimony Laws

Will Florida Change Their Alimony Laws?

Due to various rulings in Florida recently, many have voiced their need for divorce law reform in Florida. Nothing official has been undertaken yet, but the need for reform has been supported among the affected population and in Florida’s 2012 legislature. The main issue being discussed is the “permanent alimony.”…

December 13th, 2012 Florida Divorce, Spousal Support
Divorce Process in New Jersey Under Scrutiny

Divorce Process in New Jersey Under Scrutiny

Divorce is, at its heart, the end of a marriage, although recently in the state of New Jersey the real conflict seems to begin with the commencement of the divorce procedure. Multiple noticeable instances in New Jersey divorce laws and proceedings have reached the news recently and have garnered heated…

December 12th, 2012 Divorce Law, New Jersey Divorce, Spousal Support
Massachusetts Alimony Law Changes

Massachusetts Alimony Law Changes

Family Court, and the laws that are upheld within its walls, are forever changing to benefit the best interest of children and to aid in smooth transition and dissolution of marriage. Alimony is one of the areas in which family law is forever changing the most. With so many of…

November 25th, 2012 Massachusetts Divorce, Spousal Support
Michigan spousal support

The New Face of Spousal Support in Michigan

One of the many issues that arises often during the divorce process is spousal support, also known as alimony or maintenance. Particularly in cases where one spouse makes a significantly larger amount each year, the spousal support can become a high point of discussion. Many who apply for support want…

November 17th, 2012 Michigan Divorce, Spousal Support
Breaking Down Alimony

Breaking Down Alimony

When a couple decides to dissolve their marriage, the process is not as cut and dry as one might think. Assets, finances, and other factors all come into play when coming to an agreement between spouses. One of the biggest hot button issues when discussing a divorce is that of…

November 15th, 2012 Spousal Support
Equal Rights Extends to Alimony

Equal Rights Extends to Alimony

Up until 1979, alimony was only awarded to (ex)wives, and not to husbands. Now, you may think that the times were different and women didn’t really have the rights or means to be able to fully support their husbands once divorced. This is partially correct, but this was also the…

October 31st, 2012 Alabama divorce, Spousal Support
The Changed Face of Alimony

The Changed Face of Alimony

Up until 1979, alimony was only awarded to (ex)wives, and not to husbands. Now, you may think that the times were different and women didn’t really have the rights or means to be able to fully support their husbands once divorced. This is partially correct, but this was also the…

October 30th, 2012 Divorce Law, Divorce Settlement, Spousal Support
5 Steps Toward Successful Alimony

5 Steps Toward Successful Alimony

Alimony, or spousal support as it is commonly known as, is the payment of funds from one spouse to another when there is a dissolution of marriage. During the divorce filing and the process itself, a judge will decide on alimony payments and have both parties sign off on all…

October 10th, 2012 Divorce Settlement, Spousal Support

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