When a couple in New Hampshire decide to end their marriage, there are multiple decisions that must be made. One of the decisions is in regard to whether alimony, or spousal support, will be paid and in what amount. There are several factors that are considered when a court makes such a determination as part of divorce proceedings.
Regardless of circumstances, Clark Law Offices is dedicated to helping those seeking a divorce pursue an arrangement that is both equitable and fair. A person who makes significantly more than his or her spouse and has been married for a long period of time is more likely to have to pay alimony. On the other hand, if one person has given up a career to raise children, an award of alimony may also be more probable.
Several other issues will likely also be considered. These include how long the couple was married, if it is determined that one person was legally at fault, the terms of a prenuptial agreement if one is in place and the health and age of each spouse as well as the education, future employability, income and occupation of each spouse. Unfortunately, decisions regarding alimony can become one of the most contested areas of a divorce.
We are here to help people in New Hampshire seeking a divorce. Our firm can help fight for an equitable agreement in court. However, we can also help negotiate an agreement regarding alimony and other issues without the involvement of the court. Divorce mediation or collaborative law can help produce a settlement with less conflict and fewer costs.