Whether you are hoping to receive spousal support or believe you may be
the one paying, alimony is often a complex issue for many divorcing couples.
The court considers a number of different factors before making their
decision and the outcome can affect you for years. To ensure that you
receive, or pay, a fair amount of alimony, retain a Hamden divorce lawyer
from GMR. We have more than 60 years of combined experience and can effectively
further your best interests in court.
How is alimony calculated and awarded?
Connecticut upholds alimony laws to maintain financial equality even after
a divorce. Temporary alimony, also called pendente lite, can only be awarded
before divorce. In this case, one spouse pays the other a certain amount
of money each month for a set length of time. While permanent alimony
is an option, it is becoming increasingly rare in today’s day and age.
Before awarding alimony, the court takes the following factors into consideration:
- The length of the marriage
- The age and health of each spouse
- The existence of any minor children
- The needs of each spouse
- The incomes of the parties
- Causes of the Dissolution
- The financial contributions made by each spouse during the marriage
Similar to other family court orders, alimony awards can be modified by
the court. Before making a modification, the court usually evaluates whether
a significant change in circumstances occurred, such as a new job or remarriage.
In the case of a remarriage, alimony payments may be terminated.
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