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Alimony can help former stay-at-home spouses

When you go through a divorce, you have to think about how you are going to make ends meet so that you can support yourself. Sometimes, there are unique circumstances that make this more of a challenge. If you have been a stay-at-home parent or spouse, you might not have the skills or job history to get a job that can support you. While this is a challenging situation, there are some things that you might be able to do to get the financial backing that you need. One of these is to seek alimony.

Sometimes, people think that accepting financial support means that their ex is still in charge of them. You shouldn't fall into this mode of thinking because alimony actually serves a very important purpose. It gives you a chance to get the skills that you need to reenter the workforce so you can support yourself.

In most cases, spousal support is a temporary tool that is used to help in these situations. We know that you might have questions about it. When you are filing for divorce, you should list out those questions and determine the answers for them. We can help you find those answers, including how alimony might be applied in your case.

One thing that can impact the amount of longevity of the order is how long you were married. Typically, marriages that are at least a decade will qualify for more types of alimony. We can check out your circumstances and determine what points might impact the probability of alimony being ordered.

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