Utah Spousal Support Attorney in Salt Lake City, Ogden & Utah County
Many people do not understand how alimony (spousal support) works or how it might effect their divorce proceedings. With the way spousal support is treated in the media many assume that they will either be forced to pay so much they will not be able to make ends meet, or they will not receive enough to pay their bills.In reality, alimony is determined fairly in most cases and the experienced Utah divorce attorneys at Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins will help you make sure that is the case in your situation.
Factors in Determining Spousal Support Obligations
Most people do not understand how courts determine the spousal support obligations. The court can take many factors into account in its determination but most decisions are based on factors like the following:
- The length of the marriage.
- The need of one spouse and the ability of the other to pay.
- Whether one spouse helped the other to reach career goals or education.
- The need to maintain the same standard of living that existed at the time of the separation, especially if there are children involved.
The divorcing parties may also make their own agreement as to the amount or even waive spousal support based upon their own negotiations and the court will uphold their wishes.
It is important that you have the best representation possible during these negotiations like the advice you will receive from the attorneys at Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins to ensure your rights are protected.
Our Family Law Attorneys Are On Your Side
Divorce is very hard on all parties involved especially when you are attempting to tackle hard issues like spousal support. The qualified family law attorneys at Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins Attorneys will help you through your own unique situations and help you find solutions to the problems presented in your divorce.
Cohabitation Laws Have Changed
Recently, a decision by the Utah Supreme Court was made by the name of Myers v. Myers which set out new standards for cohabitation. Give us a call today and we will take the time to discuss your case with you to help you better understand the change in law.
If you are facing a divorce let us help you. Call today for a free consultation with one of our attorneys at (801) 903-2616.