After a divorce, one spouse typically provides the other with spousal support (alimony) for the years to come. The spousal support lawyers at Patriot Law Group handle alimony matters and whether you are the paying or receiving spouse, we will work tirelessly to ensure that your financial interests are protected.
To schedule a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a Connecticut-licensed alimony attorney at any of our locations, call 1-800-459-PATRIOT or contact us online. We represent clients from Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury, Norwich and Stamford and throughout Connecticut.
Connecticut Alimony Attorneys
In Connecticut, there is no formula for determining alimony, and judges typically exercise discretion in establishing alimony orders. The court considers several factors when establishing an alimony arrangement, including:
- Length of the marriage
- Each spouse's earnings and earning potential
- The financial needs of each party
- The lifestyle established during the marriage
The amount of time spousal support continues depends largely on the length of the marriage. If the marriage didn't last long, there is likely to be only short-term alimony, if any at all. For a marriage that lasted decades, alimony can continue for many years or until the receiving spouse is able to improve his or her own standard of living.
WARNING: Be Smart About Alimony
While divorce can be an emotional time, we at Patriot Law Group are dedicated to protecting your financial interests when it comes to alimony and spousal support. By using our experience in each of the Connecticut divorce courts, our team formulates an argument that uses support payments as a tool, from a financial point of view.
We encourage both parties and the court to think of support as a tax tool — much as a stream of income or a payment from one spouse to the other. Because alimony is taxed as ordinary income to the recipient (and given as a tax deduction to the obligor), our spousal support attorneys analyze the tax consequences of alimony and compare it with a property distribution as well.
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