Alimony, a dreaded word for some, and what seems like the only hope for others, is a very big deal in many divorce cases.
In cases where both parties are trying their best to remain amicable and reach friendly decisions on the various items at issue in the divorce, including Alimony, it can be tempting to leave your lawyer outside the decision-making process and try to agree along with your soon-to-be ex-spouse.
However, it is important to at least understand what options you would likely receive if the issue of Alimony went in front of a court so that, in your desire to remain friendly and civil, you aren’t forfeiting any benefits that you would otherwise likely be able to obtain.
It’s helpful to speak with an experienced divorce attorney to learn how that lawyer can help you navigate the difficult issue of Alimony.
How a good divorce lawyer supports a request for Alimony and defends against a request for Alimony
In preparing to negotiate or advocate for our clients, it depends on what types of Alimony we are considering requesting on behalf of our clients, or what types of requests for alimony the other party will be requested from our clients. In preparing to ask for Rehabilitative Alimony, for example, we are focused on substantiating our claims with documentation.
For example, if the requesting spouse is our client, and this spouse needs to re-educate himself to obtain a new career, we are delving into this issue to determine what educational programs are open to this spouse and how much each educational program costs.
We also look to see what other costs the spouse will face obtaining a job. Do they need to register with professional associations or obtain a license or certification of some sort? How much do these processes cost? Again, we’re always looking at the menu of options and obtaining documentary evidence to back up our claims.
Even if the issue never goes to trial and is settled during friendly, or not-so-friendly negotiations, the knowledge and supporting documentary evidence strengthen our negotiating position and help us to obtain the best results for our clients.
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