Alimony Attorney in Salt Lake City Utah
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Depending on your situation, Utah court may grant alimony to a divorcing spouse. Alimony, also known as spousal support, is court ordered support paid by one party to the other and may be awarded temporarily or for a longer period after divorce is final. The purpose of alimony is to avoid unfair economic consequences of divorce.
How is Alimony Calculated?
Unlike child support, alimony does not have a set calculation. When awarding alimony, the court considers many factors including:
- The actual need for alimony
- Length of marriage
- Ability of payor spouse to provide support
- Actual earning or imputed earning potential of recipient spouse
- Standard of living during marriage
- Custody of children
- Ages of children
The length of time alimony will be paid is another area of negotiation during the divorce process. Keep in mind that alimony may not be awarded for longer than the length of the marriage, unless there are specific reasons for doing so.
Why JR Law Group?
Alimony calculation is complicated. Our experienced Salt Lake City and Park City Utah family law lawyers can help. Contact us to calculate your potential alimony obligation or award. Call our office to schedule a consultation to speak with a spousal support attorney today: 385-770-7451