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How Spousal Support is Determined in Rockville

Spousal support (alimony) is a monetary amount that's paid to a dependent spouse during the divorce process, or after the marriage dissolution is final. This support can be temporary or permanent, and the specific amount to be paid is up to the discretion of the court. If you're trying to resolve a matter related to spousal support in your divorce case, it's recommended that you contact a Rockville divorce attorney at the Gardner Law Firm, P.C.. Our attorney team possesses 35 years of legal experience, and we've represented countless individuals in their divorce cases. In addition, Mr. Gardner has been given an AV rating (the highest peer review rating) for the quality service he's provided to clients. Our legal team is prepared to fight for a favorable resolution to your spousal support case that serves your specific financial needs.

Alimony payments are determined by a variety of factors, including:

  • Earning potential of the two parties - If one individual makes substantially more than the other, that individual might be obligated to pay the other to compensate for the disparity.
  • Marriage duration - The longer a marriage lasts, the more likely it is that one of the parties will receive support.
  • Future earnings potential - If one individual earns significantly more income, the court might still decide to lessen payments if the other individual is able to increase their future income through education or other means.
  • Standard of living prior to the divorce - While both parties are likely to have to make sacrifices in a divorce, a court considers the previous standard of living for both when deciding on the correct alimony amount.

Adultery and Spousal Support

In our state, the court considers fault when making a decision in spousal support. If the court learns that one of the parties engaged in adultery, or abandoned the other party, then that party's ability to receive support could be compromised considerably. Any spousal support legal problem demands high quality, aggressive legal counsel. Our firm has the knowledge, experience and creative approach that you need to resolve this critical issue, either through negotiations or in court.

If you're getting a divorce and you need help settling a matter related to spousal support, contact a Rockville divorce lawyer today.

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