Divorce is never the same for any two couples going through it. It can be extremely emotional and tough to go through, especially if you have no idea what to expect. If your attorney isn’t doing a good job navigating you through this hard time in your life by giving you a heads up on how to prepare for child custody or explaining legal fees BEFORE it’s too late, it’s probably time you see what your attorney options are. Deputy and Mizell specializes in family law and you can rely on us to pursue every available option in an effort to ensure that you are in the best possible situation as you transition into this new phase of your life. In the meantime, keep reading this week’s blog for information on alimony and whether or not it should be something you go after in your divorce. For a free consultation, call our law firm at the Lake of the Ozarks today. Our divorce attorneys in Mid-Missouri can be reached at our Lebanon office at 417-532-2191 and our Camdenton office at 573-346-9990.
How Much Alimony is Enough?
Alimony or spousal maintenance as it is also referred to as is money paid to one spouse by the other once separated or divorced in some cases. Typically this can happen when:
- One spouse quit their job to stay home with the children.
- One spouse earns a much higher salary than the other spouse and a certain type of lifestyle is has become the norm.
Once alimony is set in motion, the spouse paying it may have grounds to stop paying it, when or if:
- The spouse receiving the money gets remarried.
- The spouse paying the money loses their job or gets significantly demoted.
- The spouse paying the money gets sick or becomes disabled and can no longer work as much or at all.
- The receiving spouse moves in with significant other.
There are two types of alimony, periodic and permanent.
Permanent is typically the more rare type of alimony in which the paying spouse will pay alimony indefinitely due to the receiving spouse not being able to work, due to lack of job experience, having a disability or other serious reasons.
Periodic alimony is where the paying spouse will make their payments only while the receiving spouse goes to school or participates in some sort of training in order to get a job to support themselves.
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