When a marriage ends, one party may be legally entitled to financial support by the other party. A New Hampshire judge can award alimony to one party based on a few factors regarding the marriage and finances. If you are seeking alimony or may be ordered to pay alimony, you should have a clear grasp of the alimony laws in New Hampshire, your rights and how alimony may affect your future. Attorney Mike J. Demers, PLLC, has the experience and knowledge needed to help you navigate any alimony issues. We are your trusted source for information, guidance, and support for any new and ongoing alimony issues you may have.
How Much Alimony Do I Pay?
The family law courts may award alimony if it is determined that one spouse does not have the income on their own to support their basic needs. Also, alimony may be awarded if one spouse is financially able to support the other or if a spouse can’t support themselves due to having a child to support and care for.
The amount of alimony can vary greatly depending on the financial situation of the parties involved. There are several key factors that a court will weigh when determining an amount and timeline for alimony payments.
Some of the common factors considered include:
- Length of the marriage
- Age and health of spouse seeking alimony
- Social and economic status
- The division of property
- Any special needs or liabilities
- Skill level and employability
- Fault or specific grounds for divorce
Types of Alimony
In some cases, a timeline may be set to give one spouse the time and resources needed to finish job training or school. Alimony may be awarded to compensate for a spouse who gave up a career to stay home and raise children. The varying factors make each case and situation as unique as the people involved. Because of these variances, you need someone who will fight to get you what you deserve and someone who will fight to protect what you have. Alimony can be a massive factor in the quality of life for both spouses after a divorce. Alimony can also be an ongoing issue for both parties as modifications can be sought to continue payments or cease payments, both permanently or temporarily due to unemployment.
The law firm of Mike J. Demers, PLLC, can be your source for information and guidance as you fight for alimony or seek to minimize an alimony judgment. We will thoroughly weigh your options and keep you informed of the possible outcome for your case. We know just how vital alimony may be and how seriously it can impact your life. Let us work to see where you stand and what you may be entitled to receive or made to pay. Our firm will fight to present your side and aggressively pursue a resolution that works in your best interests. Let us discuss your options and help you navigate your alimony issues.