Montgomery County Alimony Lawyers
Alimony or spousal support awards will affect your financial future, potentially long after your divorce. Whether you are requesting alimony or spousal support or you expect that your spouse may request support, planning for divorce will help your case for alimony or spousal support.
The family law attorneys at the Law Office of Stephen Ross in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, will guide you through alimony or spousal support issues in divorce. Our firm provides skilled representation as you consider divorce. Contact us to discuss your case.
Understanding Spousal Support and Alimony
Spousal support and alimony are often confused. Both involve financial support from one spouse to another. However, there are distinct differences.
Spousal support payments may be necessary in divorce and separation cases. This is a temporary solution though, because when a divorce is finalized, these payments must stop.
Alimony, on the other hand, can continue after a divorce. Often, it is taken into consideration along with other property issues and may be provided in a lump sum, rather than in monthly installments.
Income of the Divorcing Parties Affects Support
When evaluating your income and your spouse's income, our lawyers dig deeper to uncover hidden or unknown income. We evaluate your financial situation before you file for divorce to determine whether there are factors that can increase or decrease the income attributed to the other spouse. This helps us effectively address alimony or spousal support estimates before divorce.
Our divorce attorneys also uncover other factors about your lifestyle or marriage that will assist in your alimony issue. Examples include income potential, ability to provide support, ability to earn an income after divorce and the length of the marriage. All of these issues may provide the evidence for or against an alimony or spousal support award, depending on your circumstances.
Protecting Your Interests Prior to Divorce
With your consent, we work more aggressively prior to your divorce to protect you. We look for gaps in potential support. We may also ask for more vigorous discovery of the other party's financial records, or bring experts in to show the income potential of the other party. Our hard work prepares you for any alimony or spousal support issue that can arise after you file for divorce.
Contact Our Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Spousal Support Planning Attorneys
Planning for your divorce will protect your financial interests in the long run. Contact us to discuss your alimony case with our Pottstown divorce planning lawyers. We serve men and women in Montgomery County, PA, Chester County, Berks County, Philadelphia County, Lancaster County and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania.