Alimony

Alimony Lawyer in Chesapeake

Retain Trusted Representation for Family Law Issues

Alimony or spousal support is often a key and sometimes contentious aspect of a divorce. Whether you are hoping to obtain regular alimony payments from your spouse or alimony is being asked of you, a legal professional should be by your side to ensure a fair judgment. By retaining a skilled Chesapeake alimony attorney, you have the best chance of having your rights protected.

J. Bouchard Law is ready to counsel you through any family law issues by informing you of what to expect and what your rights are. We understand the stress brought on by such matters and we work hard to remove the burden form you and provide you with the impartial legal advice you need at this time.

How much alimony will be paid?

The court will consider a variety of factors when setting alimony amounts to be paid.

Such factors include:

  • If fault is involved in the divorce
  • Length of the marriage
  • Health, employment history, ages and other characteristics of each spouse
  • Standard of living the spouses enjoyed during the marriage
  • Each spouse’s income potential

Alimony payments can be ordered for the lift of the receiving spouse but the court may choose to limit the support to a certain timeframe. This often happens when the spouses have been married only a few years and the receiving spouse has the capacity to eventually provide for their own support. Alimony is generally terminated when the receiving spouse enters into another marriage.

Family Lawyer in Chesapeake, VA

Our firm works to ensure you are treated fairly during the process of assigning alimony. A Chesapeake family law attorney can make sure you do not pay more than you should or receive less than is fair. Call on our firm to advocate for your rights during a divorce or alimony hearing.

Discuss your case with the firm during a free consultation (800) 301-3552.

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