Albuquerque Spousal Support Attorney

Whether or not there is a prenuptial agreement in place, a family law court will likely consider the issue of spousal support as a long-term marriage ends in divorce. Determining spousal support is not based on a set formula as is usually the case with child support. Rather, the question of alimony is settled on a case-by-case basis.

Factors That May Influence Court Orders For Spousal Maintenance

Family law judges are likely to take into account factors such as the following when deciding whether one spouse should pay support to the other before or after the divorce:

  • Whether or not there are children to support
  • Each spouse's current and future earnings and earning capacity
  • The good-faith efforts of each spouse to become self-supporting
  • The age and health of each spouse
  • The reasonable needs and liabilities of each spouse
  • The duration of the marriage
  • The amount of property awarded to each spouse
  • Existence of prenuptial or postnuptial agreements

A perceptive, insightful and experienced family law attorney can help ensure that your side of the equation gets a fair review in family law court. The difference between a poorly crafted plan and a spousal support order that takes your reality into full consideration may translate to many thousands of dollars' difference over months or years.

To make sure that your case is fairly treated, Albuquerque spousal support lawyers at Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A., are prepared to undertake a detailed analysis of your and your spouse's financial big pictures. At the same time, we can prepare compelling arguments in support of your position that you should receive or pay a certain level of spousal support.

Alimony Attorneys Serving Santa Fe, Rio Rancho And All New Mexico

Questions about alimony in New Mexico? Call the Albuquerque family law divorce attorneys at Atkinson & Kelsey at 505-796-6238, toll free at 888-350-5903, or write us using this online form.