Worried About Alimony? An Experienced Attorney Can Help You Get A Fair Order.
At the Law Office of Kevin L. Beard, P.A., we are experienced in providing comprehensive, strategic legal representation to individuals facing divorce and seeking to collect alimony or prevent alimony payments. Attorney Kevin Beard has over two decades of experience in family law, and will take the time to review your case and explore all of your options, always providing a realistic assessment of your rights and potential obligations. To discuss your alimony concerns with a knowledgeable family lawyer, contact our office today for a consultation.
What Is Alimony?
Alimony is a court-ordered financial allowance paid by one spouse to the other to maintain a balance in standard of living during and/or after a divorce.
Will I Be Able To Get Alimony?
The grant of alimony is entirely at the court’s discretion. It is not automatic. While it can be difficult to assess exactly what a court will do in determining alimony obligations, it will base its decision on various factors such as:
- Relative incomes of each party
- Length of marriage
- Age and health of the parties
- Whether the party can be self-supporting
- Whether one party needs education to become self-supporting
- Each party’s monetary and non-monetary contributions to the marriage
- Standard of living / lifestyle while married
- Whether one party is at fault for breakup
An experienced attorney, Kevin Beard, will evaluate closely the facts of your case to the guidelines and articulate to the court your need for alimony or help prevent the court from imposing unmanageable obligations.
Different Alimonies Exist For Different Purposes
- Temporary alimony — where the parties have just separated, the court may grant alimony for one party to live on and meet expenses until the divorce is finalized
- Permanent alimony — the court may determine that your specific situation warrants that you get alimony forever
- Rehabilitative alimony — the court may grant this allowance for a defined period, until the recipient is self-supporting
You Can Modify Alimony Orders
If you have an existing alimony order, you may be able to get a modification if there has been a material change in financial circumstances that makes you unable to pay an existing support obligation or if you need additional support. We will help you explore all of your rights and articulate your needs to the court to preserve your financial security after a divorce.
Learn More About Alimony, Your Rights And Your Potential Obligations
Not every divorce results in an alimony order. To learn more about how alimony is calculated, and to discuss your situation in detail, contact the Law Office of Kevin L. Beard, P.A. Call 410-929-7197 or 888-366-6439 to schedule your free initial consultation.