Spousal Support and Alimony Lawyers in Georgetown, Delaware
We can help you reach a resolution that meets your needs
Issues involving alimony/spousal support can be frustrating and stressful. Reaching an agreement can be complicated, especially if the divorce is contentious. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced Georgetown attorney representing you. Gill, Welsh, and Chamberlain, P.A. can help.
If you are getting divorced, you may not know what your options or your rights are concerning spousal support (also called alimony). Our lawyers have the experience, legal knowledge and resources needed to help you reach a resolution that meets your needs. We will guide you through the process every step of the way.
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Certain spouses are eligible to receive spousal support in Delaware. These include spouses who had been financially dependent on the other spouse and those who don’t have enough financial resources to meet reasonable needs after the divorce. Other eligible spouses include those who are unable to become self-supporting through employment and those who have to stay home to take care of a child.
When determining the appropriate amount of spousal support, courts consider many factors, including:
- The other spouse’s financial resources
- The time and expense needed for a spouse to receive any education and training needed to find employment
- The spouse’s standard of living during the marriage
- The age, physical health and emotional condition of each spouse
- The length of the marriage
- A spouse’s contributions to the other’s education, training, vocational skills, career or earning capacity while married
- Whether the paying spouse would be able to remain financially stable
- Tax consequences
Our attorneys carefully review these and other related factors in your marriage. We determine the options that would make the most sense in your situation. Then, we work to help you reach a spousal support arrangement that is reasonable, either through a negotiated agreement or litigation.
Spousal support payments are usually made monthly, often through income withholding from a spouse’s paycheck. Other payment arrangements can be made, but there are penalties for failure to pay. If your circumstances change, we can help you petition for modification or termination of spousal support payments.
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Though it seems as if spousal support is fairly straightforward, once a decision is made, problems can come up. There may be continued disputes over payments, disputes involving the duration of payments, failure to pay or payments that are consistently late. Our attorneys are ready to handle any complications on your behalf.
If you are going through a divorce that involves spousal support, talk to an attorney from the firm that has been serving Sussex County since 1983. People have trusted our firm because they know our lawyers are honest with them, will listen to their needs and goals and will fight for the best possible outcome.
Learn more about how we can help with spousal support and other issues. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We can review your situation, listen to your concerns, go over your legal options and answers any questions you have.