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Spousal Support Attorney in Monmouth County

In a divorce case there are many issues that must be resolved including child custody and child support. One other issue that must be addressed is that of spousal support. The court will often look at whether or not one of the spouse's has become dependent on the other to provide for them. This can be in situations when one spouse makes the money while the other cares for the kids, or cases where one of the individuals makes substantially more than the other and both of them become accustomed to a certain style life.

If you are going through a divorce and you are being left without means to support yourself then you may be able to collect money payments from your ex-spouse in order to help compensate for the cost of living for a temporary period of time. It is important that you are provided for and that you are not left alone in your provision. Support can be awarded in varying time lengths depending on when it is believed that you can get back on your feet. For those that are not expected to ever be financially dependent, support can be ordered on a more long term basis.

Factors the Court Considers

You and your spouse can make the choice of spousal support on your own, or the court can make the deciding call. When they step in to determine if spousal support should be awarded, they will look at a number of factors regarding both you and your spouse, including the following:

  • Your income
  • Length of the marriage
  • Your earning ability
  • Any skills
  • Your style of living established during the marriage
  • Any premarital or mid-marriage agreements

Modifying Support

If you are making spousal support payments it is important for you not to be forced to pay too much. There are some cases where an angry ex-spouse will try and retaliate against you by petitioning the court for exorbitant monetary payments from you. If this is the case, or if you are having trouble making these payments then you may be able to get a modification of your support payments. If you are seeking a modification then do not hesitate to retain the legal services of a Monmouth County divorce attorney from Amdur, Maggs & Shor, PC.

At Amdur, Maggs & Shor, PC we are intent on providing excellent service to our clients, we do this through extensive one-on-one personal service in order to determine your needs and desires concerning your case. We then build a strategy that will maximize your chances of a favorable outcome of your case in court. We will be able to answer your questions regarding your case, discuss your options with you, advise you as to the best legal action for you to take and provide you with exuberant representation of your case in court if you choose to work with us. Contact a lawyer from our firm today to discuss your case.

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Amdur, Maggs & Shor, PC - Monmouth County Divorce Attorney
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