Various legal factors are considered when determining whether alimony is awarded, as well as the amount and the period for which it will be paid.
Some of the factors considered in determining alimony include the income of each party, the length of the marriage, health, age, earning capacity and causes for the breakdown of the marriage.
The attorneys at Rubin & Eldrich, P.C. can discuss the specific factors to be considered in alimony determinations and how they apply to the circumstances of your case. They will guide you through the process whether you are seeking an award of alimony or are the party from whom an alimony award is sought. Through discovery of marital financial records and investigation of the facts, they will advise you as to the possible range and structure alternatives of any alimony payments. In some cases, especially those where one of the parties is self-employed or owns a business, it may be recommended to obtain the assistance of forensic accounts or other experts, in order to determine a party’s true income and achieve the optimal result through negotiations or at trial.