Divorce can be a very complex life event. Even when Alabama couples would rather avoid such a messy process, it is sometimes clear that it is better for the spouses if they were no longer together. After a divorcing couple accepts the fact that they are parting ways, it is essential to consider what is important to them and what they see themselves walking away from the marriage with. While property division is a hotly debated topic during dissolution, when a spouse requests spousal support, this could also lead to a difficult and lengthy battle.
When going through divorce, there is something unsettling about paying your soon-to-be ex-wife alimony. After all, you have done most of the heavy lifting during your marriage. You've endured years of stress and sacrifice so things would get easier. Now, you are being asked to work hard and hand over part of your paycheck. That's a tough pill to swallow.
Spousal support is a key issue for many divorced couples. It comes in many forms in the state of Alabama. From temporary spousal support and lump-sum alimony, to rehabilitative spousal support and periodic alimony, there are many ways that couples could become entangled in a spousal support arrangement.