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Different spousal support options available after divorce

by Reape Rickett Reape-Rickett Family law firm
Though divorce leads to the end of a marriage that does not mean that it ends the responsibility of one partner to the other. It is common in all the relationships that one partner might be doing great financially as compared to the other and in such a situation if the divorce happens, the financially sound partner is liable to pay to others so that he/she can start a new life.

Spousal support can be called as a partner’s contribution to his/her partner so that he/she can start an independent life. Alimony is paid only when the couple was legally married and apart from that rules regarding alimony vary in different countries. Trust me; with the increasing divorce rates in Los Angles, the demand for spousal support lawyers is also increasing day by day.

Having said that, there are various types of spousal support options available. Let’s check them out:

Rehabilitative alimony

This kind of alimony is given for just a specific time. Say the partner you are divorcing is studying or just staying at home looking after children. In such a situation the financially sound partner provides his/her partner financial help until he/she becomes capable of looking after himself and is self-sufficient tells one of the spousal support lawyers of Los Angeles.

Although the court order or agreement specifies the duration for rehabilitative support payments, this alimony can be reviewed at the end of the set period. The court or divorcing parties must include a review provision in the agreement. The paying spouse has the right to stipulate in the agreement that there be no review.

Permanent spousal support

Permanent spousal support continues until the recipient remarries or either receiver or payee dies. Each state has its law in such a scenario. Some states will terminate or suspend permanent support if the recipient cohabitate with another partner. In this case, the court would consider whether the third party was providing support for the recipient and whether the living situation was similar to a remarriage.

Permanent alimony payments may be adjusted due to changes in circumstances such as the recipient getting a better-paying job, receiving a major income source (inheritance, winning the lottery), or incurring medical expenses not covered by insurance.

Payments are also subject to change if the paying spouse either suffers a loss or reduction in income or retires. It is not a good idea for the payor to deliberately try to become a pauper.

Lump-sum spousal support 

Ok, this one of the most famous kinds of spousal support demanded by the divorced partner, according to spousal support attorney of Los Angeles. In this kind of spousal support, a huge amount is paid to the partner irrespective of his/her financial condition. Lump-sum alimony could also be paid to the estate of the deceased recipient. The amount awarded is equal to the total of future monthly payments.

So, these are some of the spousal support options available during the divorce. I hope it provided you with enough insights regarding types of spousal support.

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