Divorce is a hard situation for anyone to go through, but this might be even more difficult if you are dependent upon your spouse to pay the bills. Stay-at-home parents, for example, might wonder how they are going to make ends meet. The answer to this isn’t always easy, but you might be able to start planning now to make it a little easier then.
Being able to pay the bills is important. Being able to support your children is also important. It might be possible for you to get your ex to pay you support payments for yourself and the children. Spousal support isn’t mandatory in this state, so you will have to show the court why you need it or get your ex to agree to the payments.
We understand that you might not even know where to start with alimony payments. You might not be familiar with the criteria that can come into the picture in these cases. We can help you understand the legalities of spousal support in your divorce.
When you have children, you will be able to get child support if you qualify. Typically, you will need to have the children more than your ex. If this is the case, child support might help you provide for their needs.
You should make sure that you understand how support payments and property division might work together to help you gain your financial footing after a divorce. This might help you feel a little better as you venture out on your own when you are divorced.