In our most recent blog, we took a look at the division of marital assets and how individuals living in the state of Connecticut were affected by the process. Indeed, a legal separation is a much more complex phenomenon than many are prepared for, and having representation that is both experienced and sympathetic can go a long way. When it comes to the many different determinations that can be made, it also helps to know your rights and what to expect from the process. In today’s blog, your North Haven and Greenwich, CT attorneys discuss the influences that lead to a determination of spousal support, as well as what administration may look like.
Determining Alimony Amounts
There are many factors that are considered when seeking a divorce in the state of Connecticut. For example, real and intangible property must be distributed in an equitable manner between the two parties, and a judge will request specific evidence and information to make such a determination. Moreover, unions that contain children must be handled in a manner that prioritizes the best needs of the child or children, and so on and so forth.
One such element to consider when undergoing a legal separation includes spousal support or alimony. For the purposes of this blog, spousal support and alimony are considered to be used interchangeably. Moreover, alimony is defined as a legal obligation for a designated person to provide financial support to their spouse either before or after the separation process.
Unlike child support orders, alimony amounts are based primarily on what the judge determines to be fair. This considers both spouses’ needs, their ability to earn and report for themselves, previous contributions to the marriage, whether spouses can or cannot work outside the home, and more. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give us a call today.
Duration of Payments
Under the state’s alimony statute, there is no minimum length of time that two individuals must be married in order to receive alimony payments. As a matter of fact, the state gives judges the discretion to determine the duration of payments. In other words, there is no set formula or guideline that typically dictates the length of time in which payments must be made, and each determination is made on a case-by-case basis. Contact our team to learn more about your options.
Addressing Changes in Your Situation
Other factors that are taken into account following a legal separation or matrimonial law case includes changes in your current situation. The Judge will look at periods in which you were unable to work, were unemployed, and more in order to make a fair determination.
Schedule Your Consultation
Contact The Law Offices of Charles & Boni-Vendola, LLC in North Haven and Greenwich, CT by calling 203-234-1000 to schedule your initial consultation with our team and learn more about your matrimonial rights in the state of Connecticut.