No marriage is perfect. Relationships have their ups and downs; however, if there are more bad moments than good, it is likely that spouses will want to call it quits. This is no easy decision, though. Maybe the idea of parting ways and starting fresh does sit well with both spouses; however, the process to get from married to single can be complex and emotional one. Difficult decisions must be made, and divorcing couples in Mississippi and elsewhere often do not see eye-to-eye on them.
Finances are a major hot button during dissolution. Not only do divorcing spouses need to sort through assets and property, spousal support might be requested. At Maggio Law Firm, P.C., our legal team understands how important alimony can be to a spouse post-divorce. Thus, we are dedicated to helping spouses in the Biloxi area understand their rights to seek an alimony award.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the marriage, it might be possible to obtain permanent or temporary alimony. For those married for a long duration where a spouse has not obtained a career of his or her own because they were tasked with being the caregiver to the children and a homemaker, it might be possible to request permanent alimony.
In cases where a spouse gave up a career or education to take care of the children, it might be possible to obtain rehabilitative alimony. This is used to help the spouse obtain the necessary education or training to become self-supportive. Alimony can take on different shapes; thus, our attorneys are available to help clients determine whether he or she is eligible for alimony, and if so, how much and for how long.
To learn more, check out our law firm's divorce website. Spousal support can look different from one spouse to the next. However, the one common factor is that it is financial support to help a spouse financially post divorce. Therefore, it is important to understand how to work through this and other divorce issues.