Understanding Alimony After a Divorce

Spousal support, sometimes called alimony, is provided to one spouse after some divorces are finalized. In order to determine eligibility for spousal support, how much you may be entitled to, or to contest a support order, you need to immediately contact an experienced New Orleans divorce attorney.

Rotharmel Shanks, LLC, provides outstanding legal representation and dedicated counsel to clients throughout the New Orleans area. If you have questions regarding your unique divorce circumstances, contact the firm and schedule a consultation as soon as possible.

How Is Spousal Support Determined?

  • There are a few factors that need to be considered when determining alimony. A judge will look at the following:
  • The couple’s jobs and their ability to repay an alimony order
  • The couple’s financial and personal contributions to the marriage
  • Debts and available income
  • The health and age of the couple
  • How long the marriage lasted
  • Any property that was communal or obtained during marriage
  • Debts accrued during the marriage

In the state of Louisiana, a judge may award either temporary or permanent alimony to the couple in question. Temporary alimony only applies to couples that have not finalized their divorce, but are separated and living in separate living quarters. Permanent alimony is granted when the divorce is finalized and it stands as a divorce order in the finalized decree of the divorce.

Work with Rotharmel Shanks, LLC

Are you going through a divorce? Is divorce imminent in your marriage? In order to protect yourself and your financial security, it is important that you take immediate action and contact a New Orleans divorce attorney right away. Tracy Rotharmel Shanks can help determine the amount of alimony that you may be entitled to or assist you in contesting alimony payments that may be requested of you.

For more information on how Tracy can be of assistance to you during your divorce, contact the firm and schedule a consultation with a New Orleans divorce attorney: (504) 509-5000

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