Alimony, sometimes called spousal support, is often a highly contested area of family law. Most people have a number of questions regarding receiving alimony, paying alimony, the amount, how long it will last and if there are any alternatives.
These questions are important; however, the answers are not clear-cut. Each divorce is as unique as the individuals facing it, and so is the case with alimony. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the terms of your divorce, including alimony, by carefully investigating the facts associated with your marriage and its financial story.
I am attorney Robert Skovgaard, and I have more than 40 years of experience helping individuals throughout Fairfield County as they work through family law issues. From my office in Stamford, Connecticut, I am prepared to offer you the sound advice you deserve as you plan for a brighter future.
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Under Connecticut law, whether or not alimony is to be paid is determined by a number of factors, including the length of the marriage, the causes for the divorce and the age, health, occupation, amount and sources of income, vocational skills, employability and needs of the parties. There is no formula for alimony, and not all of the factors listed above are given the same weight. Although Connecticut law provides for “no-fault” divorce, the causes for the divorce can impact the issue of alimony.
There are also situations where clients, who would be likely to pay or receive alimony, prefer to make alternate arrangements. Adjustments can be made to other parts of a divorce settlement so that alimony is not necessary, provided both parties agree. I can provide creative alternatives to alimony to those who may be interested.
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Conveniently located near the courthouse, my office is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, and I offer evening and weekend appointments. To speak with a Stamford alimony lawyer, email or call my firm at 203-883-4506 or toll-free at 877-380-5663.