Gresham Spousal Support Lawyers
Client-Focused Representation in Spousal Support Cases
Spousal support – also known as alimony – can be the source of emotional stress and disagreement throughout the divorce process. At Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law, our goal is to ensure the process runs smoothly and to help our clients achieve a fair and reasonable spousal support order. Our spousal support lawyers in Gresham have decades of combined experience to put to work for you.
Whether you are paying or receiving spousal support, our alimony lawyers in Gresham will carefully review your family’s finances to uncover all income and expenses that must be addressed to properly calculate support. Depending on your position as either the paying or receiving spouse, you have the right to avoid financial ruin following a long-term marriage. Let us help you make wise choices.
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The Challenges of Establishing Spousal Support
Spousal support can be for a short period of time (transitional) to allow one party to re-enter the workforce or indefinite (maintenance support) after a long-term marriage.
Determining spousal support is more complicated than determining child support as there are no established formulas. Spouses have the right to negotiate and agree on a spousal support order. If they cannot reach an agreement, the court can intervene and order alimony on their behalf.
Alimony calculations consider many factors, including but not limited to:
- The ages of the parties
- The length of the marriage
- Each party’s income and ability to support themselves
- Each party’s role as a child caregiver
- Each party’s contribution to the other party’s education or earning ability
- The standard of living during the marriage
Spousal support awards can be vital for spouses who need extra financial support after dissolving their marriage. That said, it is important to ensure that alimony orders are fair and reasonable for both parties.
At GFBL, we take the time to carefully assess each client’s unique case to provide truly personalized service. Clients enjoy working with our Gresham spousal support attorneys because of their attention to detail, thorough preparation, and dedication to serving clients’ best interests.