Spousal Support or Alimony
Spousal support, also known as alimony, is when a spouse of higher income or earning capacity is ordered to provide financial support to a spouse with substantially lower income or earning capacity. Spousal support can be temporary, permanent, in a lump sum, or of a defined duration. It is a derivative right, in that it is affected by many other considerations: fault in the marriage; the assets and debts of the party seeking spousal support; the length of the marriage; whether there are children; and the need and the relative earning capacities of the parties.
We evaluate support obligations and needs, considering the lifestyle of the parties, the ability of the parties to handle two households instead of one, the income and expenses of the parties, and the tax effects of spousal support. We also look at the distinguishing aspects of a particular family situation to decide what, if anything, should be the amount and duration of spousal support in a client’s particular situation.
Support obligations are often a point of contention in a divorce. For more information on Spousal Support and Alimony in Virginia, head over to our FAQ page for Spousal Support. There, you may find answers to your most pressing questions and further information.
The attorneys at ROOP XANTTOPOULOS BABOUNAKIS will bring their experience, empathy and talent to work for the best interests of you and your family. If you would like to request an appointment, please contact our family law firm by calling 703.442.0040, or by sending us an email.
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