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What Is Alimony?

When you and your spouse file for a divorce, the court may order one party to provide alimony, or maintenance, support to the other party. This limits any unfair economic impact that the divorce will have on one of the parties.

If you or your spouse earn lower wages or no wages, alimony helps that person retrain or develop the necessary skills for a new career path. Also, alimony can be ordered to help a spouse maintain the standard of living they enjoyed during your marriage.

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How Alimony Amounts Are Determined

The amount of maintenance, or alimony, which is awarded depends on many factors. These include the former spouse’s age, physical needs, emotional state, financial hardship and need for retraining. The length of your marriage, the standard of living while you and your spouse were together and the ability of each spouse to support themselves are also considered.

Representing Your Best Interests

Since alimony is directly related to your well-being and standard of life, it is important to have professional representation and advice. No matter if your case will be settled out of court or in a divorce trial, the team at Olson, Kulkoski, Galloway & Vesely, S.C. is ready to help you achieve a fair result.

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Divorce and alimony proceedings can be a stressful time. It is essential that you have the support you need to think clearly and make the best decisions for you and your loved ones. We can help you. With over five decades of experience, you can put our winning, compassionate team of legal experts to work for you today. Contact us to get the trustworthy advice you need.

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