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Alimony payments aren’t automatic, you must negotiate

We recently discussed how you need to think about a few points if you are going to try to get alimony as part of your divorce. Typically, alimony isn’t something that is required in a divorce, so you must be ready to fight for this support if you think you need it.

We know that nothing about your divorce is easy. Alimony is just one more thing that you have to worry about. We can’t promise you that the outcome of the alimony petition is going to be what you want it to be, but we can fight for you to get the payments that you deserve.

As you work with your ex to determine what type of alimony you will get and how much in alimony you are going to receive, you should remember that negotiating is necessary. This is a process that will usually work better if you are calm and ready to work. You have to be willing to compromise with your ex each step of the way.

Ultimately, you and your ex will usually have to come to terms about the alimony payments. While it is possible for the court to award alimony, it isn’t likely. We know that this might seem impossible, but we can sometimes work this out through the process of negotiating property division settlements.

Throughout the divorce negotiations, you have to keep your best interests in mind. We will work to make sure that your rights are respected. Together, we can try to get you a settlement that can work to get you started on your new life.


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