Rock Hill Alimony

One of the scariest parts of divorce is wondering how you will live without your spouse’s financial contribution. At Robert J. Reeves P.C., we understand that fear. Thus, we will work to get you alimony. Rock Hill alimony can range from a single lump-sum payment to monthly payments over a period of years.

Separate Support and Maintenance

If a divorce is looming on your horizon, do not stay in a bad situation. Instead, get out. Separate support and maintenance allows you to move out and receive alimony, custody, support, and handle property division. While this will not divorce you, it will allow you to physically separate and live in comfort.

Types of Alimony and Factors

Rock Hill alimony comes in four flavors. Alimony is not always the husband paying the wife. It can flow either direction.

The types of alimony are:

  • Periodic
  • Lump sum
  • Rehabilitative
  • Reimbursement

Courts prefer to award periodic alimony. And, while this type lasts for a long time, it can end if the supported party remarries. To award another type of alimony, courts require that special circumstances exist.

When deciding how much alimony to award, the court will consider 13 different factors. The most important of these is the standard of living of the parties. However, the court will look at each factor and weight them all. This is where a fault based divorce matters. If a party has committed adultery, most likely, they cannot receive alimony.

Because a court considers so much when awarding alimony, our attorneys will need to look at your entire case. Once they have looked at your case, they will know whether you are eligible to receive alimony. So, contact us if you believe that divorce is on your horizon so that you can begin preparing for life after divorce.