On behalf of Tasha K. Schaffner of Schaffner Family Law posted in divorce on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.
If you are facing the end of a marriage, you likely have concerns over finances, both during and after the process is final. As Kentucky readers know, it is normal to have concerns about money during a divorce, especially if you did not work while you were married or you made significantly less money than your spouse. For this reason, many people choose to seek spousal support.
While spousal support may be commonly associated with women, many men seek this financial support during divorce. It is not based on gender or the roles that each person played in the home, bur rather is based on income. The purpose of spousal support is to provide the financial assistance that a lesser-earning spouse needs, either on a temporary or permanent basis.
Spousal support, commonly known as alimony, may be granted for a limited time in order to allow a person to go back to school or find a job. The length of time that support will be ordered and the amount will be based on the individual needs of the claimant and the financial situation of the two parties. An experienced lawyer can determine if a person has a valid claim for this type of support.
There are a myriad of complicated matters that must be resolved during a divorce, many of them pertaining to finances and money. If any Kentucky reader wishes to seek spousal support or would like to to know how to defend their financial interests during a divorce, we can help. Our team is ready to explain your options and rights during this legal process.