Couples who are facing struggles in their marriage must make a difficult decision -- should they stay together and try to save the marriage or seek a divorce? There are many considerations as part of this decision. In many situations in New Hampshire, the best option for some is to end their marriage. Once that decision is made, there are many more that follow. Unfortunately, one of the most contested issues in a divorce is alimony.
There are several factors that affect whether alimony, or spousal support, will be paid. Decisions are made based on the length of the marriage, future employability of a spouse if he or she gave up a career to raise children, age and health, terms of a prenuptial agreement as well as how other property is divided. An order to pay spousal support is more likely in situations where one spouse makes significantly more money than the other.
Coming to an agreement over spousal support is not inherently contentious. Attorneys at Clark Law Offices are trained in low-conflict divorce resolution options, including marital mediation and collaborative law. If you are going through a divorce, we can help you pursue an arrangement that is both equitable and fair.
Agreements regarding alimony in New Hampshire are difficult, if not impossible, to alter once made. Having an attorney from Clark Law Offices guide you through your divorce can help you fully understand the long-term ramifications of any agreements made. We are here to help you make the right decisions the first time.