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Alimony is one of the most misunderstood and misapplied areas of family and divorce law.  The issues that are involved in either a claim for alimony or in defending against a claim for alimony are extremely complicated and cannot be left to inexperienced attorneys.   The factors that go into the preparation and presentation of claims for alimony and defense of alimony claims are numerous, and those same factors overlap the issues of property division.  Therefore, good results as to claims for or defense against claims of alimony do not come from a failure to know and apply the most up-to-date and extensive laws on alimony.  Knowledge of the various types of alimony, including periodic, alimony in gross, and rehabilitative alimony and preparation of the relevant factors as to each type of alimony are critical to the success of litigating alimony issues.  

If you are going through a divorce, The Law Offices of Judy H. Barganier, P.C., can help you obtain or pay appropriate alimony.  Men and women in Alabama who are economically dependent on their spouse may be entitled to alimony (also called spousal support) while a divorce is pending or is the stages of being finalized.  A court may order alimony paid from a spouse's income or estate, either in a lump sum or in periodic payments.

The court considers many factors when determining whether to award alimony and in assessing an appropriate amount which include:

  • Standard of living during the marriage
  • Length of the marriage
  • Age and health of the parties
  • Financial resources
  • Whether a spouse requires education or training before obtaining a job
  • Contributions made by each party to the marriage
  • Parties' assets and liabilities

If you need an experienced Alabama alimony attorney to assist you with spousal support, please contact us for an initial consultation.


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Montgomery, AL 36117-8482
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