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Spousal support (spousal maintenance, aka alimony)

Spousal maintenance, also commonly known as ‘alimony’, is when one spouse provides continued financial support in the form of payments after a marriage ends. The court and the attorneys look at several factors when determining what is appropriate for spousal maintenance and it is generally paid by the spouse who earns the healthier income.

At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Brazil, P.A., our family law professionals can assist you in sorting through these often difficult and complicated details on spousal maintenance/alimony.

No two spousal maintenance cases are the same and payments can be temporary or permanent. The main focus of determining spousal maintenance is generally on one party’s financial need in order to rebuild himself or herself and the other party’s ability to pay.

At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Brazil, P.A., we are here to talk you through all the factors that are involved in an award of spousal maintenance particular to your situation and will be there with you through every step of the process. The court will consider many factors about whether or not spousal maintenance is necessary, and if so, the appropriate amount and duration.

As a parent and an attorney, Daniel Brazil understands how difficult it can be to juggle your life and parental duties. For more information about spousal maintenance and a free consultation, contact The Law Offices of Daniel J. Brazil, P.A. at 612-874-6109.