If you’re worried about having to cut back or pay your bills as a result of a divorce, don’t. Fort Mill alimony allows you to continue your standard of living despite losing your spouse’s income by requiring that your spouse pay you a stipend that can be a one-time lump sum payment or monthly payments. At Robert J. Reeves P.C., our attorneys want to help you get the alimony you deserve.

Separate Support and Maintenance

If you expect that you will soon be divorcing, do not force yourself to stay at home in a bad situation. Instead, you can ask for separate support and maintenance. With this, a court can determine temporary alimony and even divide marital property before you divorce. While you are not legally separated, this will allow you to move out and continue your standard of living.

Fort Mill Alimony Types

Fort Mill alimony comes in four types. Do not think that alimony is always the husband paying the wife a certain amount every month. Alimony can flow from the wife to the husband. It can also be one large payment or several over time.

The types of alimony are:

  • Periodic alimony
  • Lump sum alimony
  • Rehabilitative alimony
  • Reimbursement alimony

Courts prefer to award periodic alimony. While this alimony can last for a long time, it will end if the supported party remarries. It will also end if he or she has a large change in circumstances. To award another type of Fort Mill alimony, the case must be special.

Alimony Factors

Courts will consider 13 factors before awarding alimony. The most important factor is the standard of living of the parties. However, the court must consider all factors. Thus, our Fort Mill family law attorneys will need to look at your case to know if you are eligible for alimony.

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