Alabama Spousal Support and Alimony in Divorce
Spousal support, which is often referred to as spousal maintenance or alimony, is an issue of significant importance for men involved in a divorce. Fathers and husbands, unfortunately, can be unfairly punished by the awarding of spousal support in divorce cases. It is important for them to protect their rights by working with an experienced family lawyer and understanding how spousal support works in Alabama.
If you are faced with a divorce in Birmingham, talk with me, attorney Gregory C. Starkey, about what you can do to protect your rights. I can review your situation and let you know whether spousal support is likely to come up in your divorce as well as what you may expect to pay as a result. You need a lawyer who can build a strong case for you, while providing the personal attention that you expect.
Birmingham Alimony Attorney
In Alabama, spousal support can be awarded in many different forms, including:
- Temporary alimony: used to pay mortgage expenses, attorney fees and other divorce expenses while the process is ongoing
- Lump-sum alimony: provides a single payment instead of monthly payments for alimony
- Rehabilitative alimony: spousal support that continues for one or two years
- Periodic alimony: may continue for a longer period of time or even until the ex-spouse remarries
There is a lot that people do not understand about alimony, and it is important for anyone going through a divorce — even one that is uncontested — to consult a lawyer about spousal support issues.
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For more information about spousal support in Alabama, contact my office at 205-545-8251 or toll free at 866-706-3859 to schedule a free initial consultation.