Alimony, also known as spousal support, is given to divorced couples based on a few considerations. These considerations include your financials and expenses, health and age, length of your marriage, education, employment and other factors. If you have recently divorced and are receiving alimony, it’s important to make sure you are receiving the amount you deserve. Keep reading to find out more.
Alimony should be considered in the following cases:
Stay at Home Spouses
If you stayed at home to take care of the children or to take care of household items, you should be entitled to alimony. Many individuals remain at home to help further their spouse’s career and help them with whatever they need to support their spouse’s aspirations.
Helped Support through College
If you helped support your spouse through college to help them become the breadwinner, then you should be entitled to alimony. Without your help and support financially, they would not be in a financial position.
Business Owning Spouses
Usually, when your husband or wife starts a business, many spouses will work for them. While you can continue to work together following a divorce, it can become stressful and overwhelming. Plus, it can take quite a bit of time to find another job. During this time, you may be able to receive compensation in the form of alimony. If you have any questions about alimony, contact the team at Mestayer Law Firm.
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