Receiving or providing spousal support in divorce
Alimony is an issue that is addressed in many cases. From the beginning of our representation, we are concerned with our client?s entitlement to receive or obligation to pay alimony. Alimony may be temporary (perhaps while a divorce action is pending), rehabilitative (to enable a party to become totally or more self-sufficient), durational, bridge-the-gap, permanent or lump sum. We advise our clients of the likelihood they will receive or be required to pay alimony. This affects how we handle the settlement negotiations of the case.
We are mindful of the cost of settling the issue of alimony and advise our clients accordingly. Our goal is to resolve this matter as quickly and as efficiently as possible, obtaining a fair and equitable arrangement whether our client is negotiating the payment or receipt of alimony.