When getting a divorce, it is normal to have questions. There is a lot at stake, and you just want to make sure you understand everything that is happening and are making the best decisions for you. One area of divorce that Massachusetts residents may have questions about is alimony. Who gets it and how much is not always cut and dry.
Believe it or not, alimony is not awarded in every divorce case. There are a number of factors that the court will look at in order to determine if either party is to receive this financial benefit. How will you know if you meet those qualifications? How can you find out?
Your legal counsel will have the ability to tell you if you meet all the necessary requirements to achieve spousal support. At the end of the day, it will ultimately be up to a judge, but your attorney will know what the court is looking for in order to make that determination. If you receive alimony, how much your ex is ordered to pay you will depend primarily on your financial need, the length of your marriage and your ex’s income level.
If you have questions about alimony, it is okay to ask them. Your attorney should have up-to-date information about Massachusetts alimony laws and should be able to answer any questions you may have on this topic. At the end of the day, if you meet the requirements to receive spousal support, your legal counsel will do everything possible to make sure you get it. To learn more about alimony, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.