The Right To Alimony That You May Deserve

Money issues are often a source of argument during a divorce. Couples frequently disagree about how property is to be split and whether spousal support or alimony payments are warranted. Though the courts do not award spousal support in every divorce, it is always an issue to be thoughtfully evaluated.

With nearly 25 years of family law experience that includes working on many divorce cases, the law office of Steven J. Gaba will provide you with the advice and guidance you need. I am Rockville, Maryland, attorney Steven Gaba and I offer divorcing clients a straightforward assessment of their divorce and spousal support-related situations. Whether you are seeking support payments or attempting to prevent them from being ordered, I can help.

Factors Considered When Determining Spousal Support

When the courts determine whether spousal support should be ordered and in what amount, they take several factors into consideration, including:

  • How long the couple was married
  • The age of each party
  • The health of the parties
  • The income of each party
  • The reasonable needs of the party requesting support
  • How long it will take the party seeking support to become self-supporting
  • The post-divorce income-earning potential of the parties

Modifications Of Spousal Support

Much like child custody and support modifications, changes can be made to a spousal support order if one of the parties has experienced a significant change in his or her circumstances. Spousal support may be increased or decreased depending on the changes. They may include loss of income by the party paying support or an increase in income of the party receiving support. Court-ordered support will terminate if the party receiving support remarries.

Contact Me Now For Legal Advice And Guidance

Spousal support and alimony matters remain a big issue in family law. If you are going through a divorce, the law office of Steven J. Gaba in Rockville, Maryland, can assist you. As your lawyer, I am committed to protecting your rights and working tirelessly to reach your goals. You can contact me at 301-738-7770.