How do you fight spousal support?

How do you fight spousal support?

This is the most common way that a spouse can fight alimony – when another spouse lies about their married standard of living. When a spouse is required to pay alimony that he or she believes is unfair, an attorney can request reconsideration by the court.

What happens if you can’t pay spousal support?

If you stop making alimony payments (regardless of the reason), you could face civil or criminal charges for contempt of court. Contempt of court means that you violated a court order during your divorce proceedings. The court might give you extra time to pay or establish a new payment plan.

Is spousal support negotiable?

“Spousal Support has room to be negotiable.” This does not mean that there is not a time and a place to take a belligerent spouse to court over Spousal Support, but it does mean that there is an awful lot of room to be creative when you are still able to negotiate.

How a judge decides the alimony amount?

The judge can also deviate from the amount of time for the kind of alimony if you have special circumstances. The “length of the marriage” affects the kind of alimony. Usually judges order more alimony for longer marriages; the longer the marriage, the more alimony a judge will order.

How does the court determine spousal support?

How does the court determine how much I get? The court will look at the financial needs of the applicant and the financial capacity of the respondent and make a discretionary judgment as to how much should be paid. There is no prescribed formula for determining the amount of spousal maintenance to be paid.