Alimony payments are a way that people who are ending a marriage might be able to make ends meet if their now-ex was the one who was making the vast majority of the money in the marriage. Alimony isn't automatic. Instead, it is something that the court has to order or that both parties have to agree upon.
We know that you might have questions about alimony payments, no matter which side of the coin you are on. We can help you to get the answers to those questions so that you can proceed on your chosen path with a better understanding.
As we discussed in a previous blog post, not all alimony payments are made monthly. Some people opt to use a lump sum payment so that they can be done with the payments. This is often beneficial to both parties since one party doesn't have to write a check each month and the other party doesn't have to worry if the check is coming.
Ultimately, your case's specific circumstances are what will decide how alimony is handled. This is something that we can't always predict, but we can help you to find out what options you have.
When you are thinking about support payments, remember that there are conditions on most of them. For example, if the recipient gets married again, the payments will stop. Additionally, some alimony payments have time limits, so when the time elapses, the payments will stop. We can help you to learn about how various forms of alimony might impact your life.