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Spousal Support/Alimony

Spousal Support/Alimony In Connecticut

If you are facing a divorce, the amount of alimony you receive or are obligated to provide may be a critical matter in your case. For assistance with an alimony concern, turn to Brown Paindiris & Scott. Our lawyers will help you to ensure that the support determination in your case is equitable.

In determining the amount of spousal support, the Connecticut courts will look at several factors, for example:

  • The duration of the marriage
  • Needs of the parties
  • Age of the parties
  • Occupation
  • Health of the parties
  • Vocational skills
  • The causes for the marriage breakdown
  • Amount and sources of income

Alimony after a divorce can be modified if there has been a substantial change in circumstances unless the parties had agreed to make the support nonmodifiable.

When Complications Arise

In many cases, it is difficult to determine what a party’s income actually is. This may arise where the provider is self-employed or has multiple jobs. We can assist you in collecting the evidence you need to show that the other party may have greater earnings than revealed. If you believe someone has extra earnings, we can retain business appraisers and accountants to determine a true income. We can also investigate expenditures to determine whether an individual may be earning more than he or she reports.

If you need assistance in a spousal support or alimony matter, reach out to Brown Paindiris & Scott in Hartford. Our attorneys would be happy to meet with you regarding your case and provide you with an assessment.