Upon completion of a divorce, the court may grant spousal support or spousal support to one of the former spouses, based on an agreement between the couple or a decision of the same court. The purpose of such taxation is to limit the unfair economic consequences after the divorce that one of the parties may suffer.

With the alimony, it is sought to make the spouse with higher income provide a continuous income to the spouse who receives a very low salary or no salary. Having the advice of a marriage lawyer at the time of carrying out your divorce will give you an advantage when negotiating any support agreement.

Types of alimony

o Permanent alimony: Granted when a couple has been married for a long time, and there is no education or training that allows one of the spouses to live a lifestyle similar to the one they enjoyed during the marriage.

o Rehabilitation alimony: Granted, when people who are subject to some short-term financial difficulties.

o Limited-term maintenance allowance: Granted, when a spouse obtains an education or training that will allow him to live like how he lived in the marriage.

How is alimony calculated?

The amount of the alimony can be agreed by both parties during the divorce process, or be charged directly by order of a Judge. For the same, the judge takes into account a series of factors like:

o Age, physical condition, emotional status, and financial status of spouses.

o The time in which the beneficiary will need to obtain the education or training necessary to become self-sufficient

o Standard of life of the couple during their marriage

o The ability of the spouse will pay the support to support the beneficiary and support himself.

If you are not sure if you can receive alimony, or if you want to know the amount of them, contact a marriage lawyer who can protect your financial interests during the process.