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Alimony Process

Whether you will be paying or receiving the alimony, our law firm can help to ensure your rights and interests are protected.

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Protecting Your Rights During & After Divorce – (716) 638-2633

Following a divorce, determining who will receive alimony and the amount that will be granted can be a complicated process. At DePrima Law, we guide people from all walks of life through the alimony process and provide the trusted legal assistance needed to ensure everything goes as seamlessly as possible. When it comes to establishing the terms of an alimony arrangement, is not uncommon for disputes to arise. Highly skilled in both negotiation and litigation, we are prepared to represent you if your case must be handled in the courtroom. Whether you and your ex-spouse are able to come to an amicable resolution or your situation must be handled in front of a judge, you can be confident that your case will be in highly qualified hands when you turn to our firm for legal guidance. Call today to learn more!

How Is Alimony Calculated?

Calculating alimony is not a cut and dry process. There are a number of factors that are considered when determining the amount of alimony that will be granted, and which party will be receiving the payments.

  • Duration of Marriage
  • Number & Age of Children
  • Standard of Living
  • Occupation & Education
  • Health
  • Health Costs

What You Need to Know

  • Questions

  • What is alimony?

    Answer

    Alimony, also known as spousal support, is the payment that is made from one former spouse to the other following a divorce, used to even out the difference in earning capacities between both parties. Alimony payments are granted so that both former spouses can continue to maintain the standard of living they grew accustomed to throughout the course of marriage.

  • How long will alimony be paid?

    Answer

    Alimony is often only deemed necessary for as long as it takes for the recipient spouse to become self-supporting. However, if the divorce decree did not specify a termination date, the alimony payments must continue until the court orders otherwise. Oftentimes, alimony payments will end if the recipient party remarries.

  • Can the amount of alimony change after divorce?

    Answer

    Yes, the amount of alimony that is granted can be decreased or increased after divorce, but you must be able to prove to the court that there has been a change in the circumstances.

  • Is the husband always the party expected to pay alimony?

    Answer

    While most alimony awards in the past were given by former husbands to former wives, times have changed. Most marriages now consist of not just one, but two wage earners. Women are seen as less dependent, and are beginning to earn the same—if not a higher—level of income. As a result, we are beginning to see more and more orders of alimony being granted from former wife to former husband.

  • DePrima Law

    A Devoted Family Law Advocate for Nearly Two Decades

    When dealing with legal matters pertaining to your family, from divorce and child custody to spousal maintenance and property division proceedings, DePrima Law is here to provide you with the trusted advocacy you need. With over 13 years of experience, thousands of cases have successfully been handled by Attorney Gina DePrima. Her commitment to getting matters resolved promptly and peacefully have set clients and their families on the path towards a peaceful future. Trust our leading attorney to provide you with the legal insight needed to make wise decisions for your case.

How We've Impacted Clients

With Our Unique Approach

  • “Gina really cares about her clients. She was always there by my side throughout my divorce. ”

    Adeline

  • “Gina was a great help when I needed her during a joint custody battle. ”

    Victoria

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