Washington DC Alimony Lawyer
Many people who are going through a divorce are concerned about how they are going to make ends meet financially. If you don’t think you are going to be able to pay your monthly expenses without help from your spouse or, conversely, you don’t think that you will be able to meet your needs after you pay for your spouse’s needs, you need to talk to an experienced Washington, D.C. alimony attorney.
Alimony is not automatic. It is only awarded if one party can establish a need for support and the other party has the ability to pay support. The court also looks at different factors, including:
- Age of the parties
- Duration of the marriage
- Education of the parties
- Health of the parities
- The spouse’s ability to earn money and become self-supporting
Alimony may be awarded on a short-term or permanent basis; it depends on your particular situation.
Like child support, there may come a time when a party needs to modify a spousal support award. In Washington, D.C., the law presumes that a 15 percent increase or decrease in income is a substantial change in circumstances that makes modification appropriate. If you believe your spousal support obligation needs to be modified or you oppose a motion for modification, contact our experienced attorney to learn your rights.
Contact an Experienced Rockville Spousal Support Attorney
If you think alimony will be part of your divorce, it is important to consult with a lawyer. Spousal support is a confusing and complex area of the law. Contact the Law Offices of Jesse A. Gadson in Washington, D.C. today. Call 202-524-8817 today. We offer flexible payment options.