Alimony/Spousal Support Attorney in New Hampshire
Any divorce process entails great changes that can impact the finances, logistics, and the lifestyle of everyone involved. During a divorce, it is vital to take the necessary steps to protect your rights and also your finances. A skilled attorney who can negotiate and fight for a fair resolution can help both parties handle the alimony issues that may arise during a divorce. The Law Office of Joseph M. Annutto can help you navigate any alimony issue as we fight to protect your financial future.
There is no set alimony formula in New Hampshire. This means the judge has a great deal of discretion to award the amount of alimony in any case based on the facts of that individual case. There are many factors a judge will weigh when deciding the amount and duration of a spousal support award. Some of the common factors judges consider are:
- Length of the marriage
- Age and health of each spouse
- Income and employability of each spouse
- Employment history of each spouse
- Lifestyle enjoyed during the marriage
- Amount of property and how that property is divided
- Economic contributions during the marriage
- Non-economic contributions during the marriage, such as staying home to raise a family
Specific situations, such as a special needs child or disability of a spouse, may play a role in the alimony award. If a spouse sacrificed a career or education to raise a family, that may be factored into the alimony award. Generally, alimony is tax deductible for the paying spouse and is reportable income for the spouse who receives support.
The duration of an alimony award varies based on the above factors. Because the amount and time period can be vastly different for each situation, it is important to understand the modification process. A former spouse can ask to modify an alimony award, both the amount and the duration, in certain circumstances.
Anyone seeking alimony, or seeking to modify an existing alimony order, should have trusted advice and guidance from an experienced attorney. The attorneys at the Law Office of Joseph M. Annutto are highly experienced at both negotiating settlements and presenting cases at trialso as to garner the most favorable resolution for our clients. Our firm will fight to get the most fair and just alimony judgment and will be by your side every step of the way during the modification process.
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