Spousal Support/Alimony

In many instances, a spouse can be awarded financial support, either temporary or permanent, as part of divorce proceedings. Spousal support is also known as alimony or more commonly, as maintenance. A number of factors are involved in determining if spousal support applies including:

  • The length of the marriage
  • Age and health of each spouse
  • “Marketable skills” of the supported spouse including the job market for those skills, the time and expense required to obtain appropriate education and training for those skills, needs for re-training or education for new, more marketable skills
  • The extent to which one spouse contributed to the other’s educational attainment, training or career position
  • The balance between working and taking care of any dependent children from the marriage
  • Abilities to pay spousal support including earning capacity, earned and unearned income, assets and standard of living
  • Any history of domestic violence between the spouses

Kevin’s deep experience includes addressing the unique challenges of many high-asset couples and he has a history of working carefully to have special circumstances related to significant assets taken into account as part of comprehensive alimony and property settlement agreements.