Virginia Alimony Lawyers

Spousal support can have a substantial impact on the quality of life for ex-spouses after a divorce. An unfair burden to financially support their ex-spouse may make it difficult for someone to be able to get on their feet financially or plan for retirement. Insufficient spousal support can leave the receiving spouse without the funds necessary to establish a new household or retire with a reasonable standard of living.

This makes it imperative that spousal support is appropriately determined during a divorce, that your goals for spousal support are clearly communicated and that you have a skilled advocate to help you.

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At Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC, our Virginia alimony attorneys have been offering skilled assistance to the residents of the Fairfax area for more than three decades. We know how important appropriately determining spousal support can be for ex-spouses looking to move beyond their divorce. We are dedicated to helping our clients secure the spousal support arrangement they need.

Spousal Support Factors

Spousal support is offered in a several forms. There may be a temporary award, or "pendente lite," that is meant to provide support only during the divorce proceedings. There may also be more lasting awards that can be for a limited duration or recurring without limit following the divorce.

The court will look at a variety of factors when determining what is the appropriate level of spousal support, including:

  • Financial need
  • Ability to pay
  • Standard of living during the marriage
  • Length of marriage
  • Ability to start new career
  • Age and physical and mental condition of the parties
  • Each party's contribution to the marriage, monetary and non-monetary
  • Arrangements for custody of children
  • Imputed income for voluntarily under or unemployed spouses
  • Marital debt
  • Income from assets
  • Property division arrangements

The termination of spousal support after a divorce can also present special challenges. Proving that someone is cohabiting in a relationship analogous to marriage, that someone no longer needs support or that someone is no longer capable of providing it is not easy. The attorneys at Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC have helped set precedents in these very unique areas of law and know how to protect your rights.

Contact the Fairfax Spousal Support Attorneys of Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC

If you are facing divorce and you are concerned about how the issue of spousal support will be addressed, turn to the experienced spousal support lawyers of Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC. To schedule an initial consultation, call 703-648-8279 or simply contact us online.

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