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Helping you seek alimony during dissolution

When a couple prepares to get married, much time and effort often goes into planning for a wedding ceremony. In some cases, couples will even execute legal documents before getting married in case the marriage does not last. But whether or not a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is included in a marriage, divorcing couples will still need to sort out divorce issues specific to their relationship.

At Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A., our legal team is devoted to helping divorcing couples in New Mexico resolve their divorce issues. For those seeking spousal support, our attorneys will consider all the factors surrounding the marriage and the divorce, helping a spouse collect an alimony award owed to them.

Most courts will look at the current and future wage earnings of both spouses. Additionally, the court will assess what the earning capacity of each spouse is or could be. Other factors considered are the age and health of each spouse, the financial needs of each spouse, property awarded to each spouse in the divorce, the duration of the marriage and the standard of living during the marriage.

If one spouse chose to forgo a career or an education in order to be the primary caretaker of the family, this situation could be used to collect spousal support. The duration of alimony could depend on the length of time required for that spouse to make a good-faith effort to become self-supporting.

To learn more, check out our law firm's alimony website. While no couple plans to end their marriage, the divorce process often requires much planning, time and effort. Therefore, it is important to have an experienced legal team on your side to guide you and assist you through the process.

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