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Alimony/Spousal Support

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There are a number of situations where spousal support or alimony may be ordered in a divorce. Sometimes during the course of a marriage, one party earns far more income than the other party or one party has remained unemployed to benefit the family. Situations like these are considered in determining and assessing the need for spousal support.

At the Law Office of Parker Edmiston, we provide our clients with experienced, competent family law advice and representation. With more than 20 years of legal experience, attorney Parker Edmiston will provide legal advice on the likelihood of alimony in your situation. It is crucial to have an honest discuss with an experienced Attorney regarding the possible of spousal support.

Different Types of Spousal Support

Alabama law provides several types of alimony to address different situations:

  • Transitional alimony: This spousal support is for a relatively short time period and is designed to help the spouse who earns less income adjust to living on, potentially, less money.
  • Rehabilitative alimony: This is support for a spouse who might need to complete his or her education. The goal is for the recipient to be able to have a standard of living similar to the other spouse or to the standard of living during the marriage.
  • Periodic (or permanent) alimony: This spousal support is for individuals who were in long-term marriages or for disabled spouses. This type of alimony can be for a short term or until the death, cohabitation or remarriage of the spouse.
  • Alimony in Gross: This type of alimony is paid in one fixed sum, even of it is paid over time, based on the assets of the parties.

It is very important that you and your attorney consider which type of alimony may be best for your situation. It’s also important to consider the tax implications of the different types of alimony and whether the alimony can be modified at a later date.

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If you need a lawyer to help with your family law matter, contact our law firm to schedule an appointment by filling out the contact form online or by calling our Scottsboro Office at 256-259-0834 or our Huntsville Office at 256-519-5900.


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