Alimony & Spousal Support
In Utah, spousal support, or alimony, may be ordered on a temporary basis while the couple is separated but before the divorce is final. Alimony may also be granted after the divorce is final. In general, alimony is not granted for longer than the duration of the marriage, although special circumstances occasionally apply.
If you are seeking or contesting alimony, it is important to work with an experienced divorce attorney. Without legal representation, your rights will not be protected and you may be at substantial risk. At Stavros Law, P.C., we help people pay or receive the appropriate amount of spousal support. You can rely on our dedication to your divorce case and our responsiveness to your legal needs
How Is Alimony Determined?
The financial circumstances of each person are carefully considered when determining alimony. The court reviews several economic and non-economic factors, including:
Length of the marriage
Income and earning capacities of each person
Monthly debts and obligations of each person, as well as the ability to pay them
Ability of the payor to provide financial support
Standard of living at the time of separation
Whether one person supported the education or training of the other
Whether the recipient has custody of minor children in need of support
The court can modify spousal support orders if one party's financial circumstances undergo a substantial change. If the party receiving alimony remarries or lives with a financially supportive member of the opposite sex, alimony will be terminated.
Our lawyers have significant experience with alimony issues in Utah. We can help you determine the appropriate amount of alimony, and work to ensure that your rights are protected appropriately.
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