When a marriage ends in divorce, it is often appropriate for the primary wage-earning spouse to pay their soon-to-be ex spousal support (alimony). If you are seeking spousal support, it is important that you obtain a fair amount that reflects your contributions to the marital household. If you are paying spousal support, it is important that your rights are protected and you do not pay more than is fair and just. At Corbett Gwilliam, PLLC, we can protect your rights in regard to spousal support and other divorce and family law issues.
Spousal Support Attorney
Call us at 801-285-6302 or 866-287-5853 to arrange a free initial consultation with a Salt Lake City spousal support lawyer.
How Is Spousal Support Determined?
Judges have broad discretion when determining spousal support in Utah. Generally, support is determined by one spouse’s need and the other spouse’s ability to pay. One key consideration is the length of the marriage. The duration of spousal support will not exceed the duration of the marriage. Other factors that may affect spousal support include:
- Each spouse’s income and earning potential
- The standard of living enjoyed during the marriage
- Property division arrangements
- One spouse’s contribution to the education and earning ability of the other
Spousal support is a key element in your post-divorce financial picture. We will work diligently to protect your rights in this critical legal and financial matter.
Contact A Utah Alimony Attorney
If you are seeking or paying alimony/spousal maintenance in Utah, we can protect your rights. Contact our law office today online or by telephone at 801-285-6302 or 866-287-5853 to arrange a free initial consultation with a Salt Lake City spousal support lawyer.