ALIMONY AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of whether alimony will be ordered in any given divorce case — nor whether that support will be limited in term or made permanent.
Will Your Divorce Require a Spousal Support Determination?
The issue is decided on a case-by-case basis, and it can be very complex. Spousal support determinations are the subject of much litigation in Connecticut.
Attorney Christine O’Sullivan has experience with complex divorce issues such as alimony is just one of the valuable assets she has to offer people in Fairfield County and southern Connecticut. To speak with Attorney Christine O’Sullivan about this issue, call her offices directly at 203-227-0897 or contact her online.
What Factors Will a Court Consider?
Judges must consider a number of different factors to determine whether or not spousal support should be ordered. These include:
- The length of the marriage
- The marital standard of living (usually an average of the last three or four years)
- The relative incomes, ages and health of each spouse
- Whether or not child support has also been ordered
Can Alimony Be Increased,
Decreased or Terminated after Divorce?
Generally speaking, you can modify an order for alimony after the divorce is final. However, the person seeking the change must be able to show circumstances that warrant reconsideration. Some of the various "substantial changes" that might qualify include a job loss or promotion, a major illness or an alimony payee cohabitating with a new partner.
For answers to other questions you may have about spousal support, equitable distribution or your rights under Connecticut law, call Attorney Christine O’Sullivan directly or contact her offices online. Flexible appointment scheduling is available to meet your needs.