Divorce and Alimony
Divorce Doctors can help with all areas of your divorce including alimony.
When parties separate it is not uncommon for one party to ask for alimony – or spousal support as it is sometimes called – from the other spouse. However the amount of alimony or spousal support can be difficult to determine. In addition to determining how much alimony should be paid, sometimes a dispute can arise as to whether spousal support should be paid at all.
In fact, sometimes alimony can be a sticking point that will cause a case to come to a halt, particularly if the case is going through litigation. However, there are options to litigating the issue of spousal support.
Divorce mediation offers an alternative to fighting about spousal support in court. Divorce mediation empowers the parties to determine the issue of spousal support between themselves rather than surrendering control to the courts, and fees to attorneys.
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Alimony is a payment from one party to the other to provide financial resources and stability. This payment may be in the form of a lump sum, may continue for a set period of time, or may be earmarked for a specific cost, such as school or living expenses.
Permanent, periodic alimony
The main form of alimony or spousal support people generally think of is often called permanent, periodic alimony. This alimony is paid on a regular basis – usually monthly – and will end only with the death of one of the parties, or sometimes in the event of the remarriage of the party receiving alimony.
It is important to understand that there is a difference in alimony and other payments like property division or child support. Some states use a percentage of the payor’s income where other states only have factors to help determine alimony. And of course, alimony has certain tax consequences to both parties.
When the concept of spousal support is considered by a court, a number of factors are considered such as the length of the marriage, the income of the parties, the employability of the parties, the health of the parties, other assets they may have, the tax consequences of any alimony and a number of other factors.
The reality of dealing with alimony in a litigation setting is that the parties are generally at the complete mercy of the court. However, through divorce mediation it is possible to take the uncertainty away from the equation.
If you want a cost effective and a peaceful alternative to litigation, contact Divorce Doctors toll free at 877-442-4733 and speak with one of our mediation professionals.
Who are Divorce Doctors?
The professionals at Divorce Doctors are highly-trained mediators with experience in divorce and family law mediation. In fact, many are divorce attorneys themselves who are knowledgeable about the law, but offer mediation services as a more peaceful and inexpensive alternative to divorce court.
While the professionals at Divorce Doctors cannot provide legal advice or counsel for any of the people whom they assist with divorce mediation, they understand the issue of alimony and can help the parties work to reach an agreement.
When you attempt to resolve your divorce issues through litigation by having a divorce attorney represent you, you surrender much of your power in the process. When a case goes to court, all of your power is surrendered to the court.
However, through divorce mediation, the parties retain all of the power in the equation. A divorce mediator can never force a party to do anything.
The divorce mediation professionals you will work with at Divorce Doctors will help you address the issue of alimony and help you focus on resolving the issue of spousal support in a fashion that will be mutually acceptable to both parties. The mediators who will conduct your divorce mediation are experienced and specially-trained to understand the issues you will need to resolve.
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When issues such as alimony are present in a case, the more agreeable the resolution is to both of the parties, the better it will be in the long run. Any alimony obligation agreed to in mediation will be enforceable through a court order guaranteeing a payment and receipt of the agreed-upon amount. To best ensure an acceptable resolution, consider divorce mediation as an alternative to litigation to resolving the issues from your divorce.
For assistance with your divorce or alimony contact Divorce Doctors today at 877-442-4733, we are here to help you.