Serving Salem, Oregon
The Law Office of David Johnson located in Salem Oregon can help you will all of your family law needs including divorce, child support, child custody, and spousal support.
If the divorce wasn’t complicated enough, then comes the talk about spousal support (alimony). While a couple is married they become accustomed to the other person. In some situations, both partners are working before getting a divorce and therefore have double incomes. In other circumstances, one partner is dependant on their spouse as the sole provider for the household. Most of the time, when people get a divorce they struggle with the changes in their finances. Spousal support is created to allow the person who makes less money to still be supported by their partner. Many different factors are taken into consideration when determining spousal support. Perhaps the spouse who wishes to receive financial support has a nonexistent (or low) income, is interested in furthering their education, and must be supported while doing so, or they are unable to support themselves due to physical or emotional limitations.
Spousal support is separated into three different categories; compensatory support, transitional support, and maintenance support. Compensatory support is awarded because a recipient was previously reliant on their spouse for financial support. Transitional support occurs only for a temporary period so that the spouse can adapt to the financial changes that occur when transitioning from married to single life. Maintenance support is awarded for a long period of time no specification as to when it is completed.
The Law Office of David Johnson located in Salem, Oregon can help you through the process of getting your spousal support, or representing you in your case so that you don’t have to overpay spousal support. David Johnson can help you understand the nuances of divorce and spousal support. Many individuals think that they can represent themselves in their court hearing and then they end up having to pay a lot more in spousal support, or they don’t get awarded as much as they deserve.