Spousal Support Lawyer in Attleboro
Serving Clients in the Greater Boston Area
When a couple is divorcing, both parties may be overwhelmed by the thought of handling finances on their own. In some situations, one spouse may not have worked during the marriage while the other acted as the sole breadwinner. All aspects of the couple's combined and separate finances are considered when the possibility of spousal support payments are at stake. When you need to protect yourself in a divorce, turn to Attleboro family law attorney Brian D. Roman.
Using more than two decades of experience in the area of family law, Mr. Roman is highly skilled at crafting strategies designed to protect his divorce clients. Whether you are attempting to have alimony payments ordered or are working to prevent spousal support from being awarded, Mr. Roman can explain your options and help you navigate the potential legal issues that may arise.
What Is Spousal Support?
Sometimes referred to as alimony or spousal maintenance, spousal support is the amount of money paid by one spouse to another during the course of and after the conclusion of a divorce. This money is awarded in order to support an individual's life, often in the manner he or she became accustomed to during the marriage.
Factors Considered when Determining Support
When the amount of alimony support payments need to be set, the courts consider a number of factors, including:
- The length of the marriage
- The age of the parties
- The financial contribution of each of the parties to the marriage
- The income-earning potential of each of the parties
There are a range of other factors that may be considered. These can be discussed when consulting with your attorney, Brian D. Roman, regarding the specifics of your individual case.
Begin planning your case today. Call (508) 576-5922 now.