What To Know About Virginia Spousal Support

When you and your spouse decide to get a divorce, there are several different concerns that may come to mind. Depending on your current employment and arrangement you had with your spouse, you may depend on them financially to a certain extent. If you are worried about receiving spousal support after your divorce, it is important that you speak with a Richmond divorce attorney from DeFazio Bal. We represent both parties seeking spousal support in divorce and those who want to protect their assets from being unfairly taken away in spousal support payments.

How Is Spousal Support Decided?

When marital status is terminated in Virginia, it is always best for two spouses to come to an agreement without involving an attorney or court. However, this is not always possible, which is why hiring representation for litigation is essential. If the decision is placed before a judge, there are a number of different factors they will take into consideration. There are also three different types of spousal support which may be awarded, depending on the circumstances.

The three types of spousal support are as follows:

  • Permanent alimony
  • Rehabilitative alimony
  • Lump-sum alimony

A few of the factors, which may be considered by a judge include:

  • The length of the marriage.
  • The standard of living.
  • Both parties' education and job.
  • Both parties' assets.
  • Any tax consequences.

Providing Valuable Insight In Richmond

Because spousal support can be a complex calculation, it is important that you speak with an experienced attorney about your options. We can help you determine if mediation is a viable option or if litigation is necessary.

Please give us a call today at 804-419-6551 if you would like to make an appointment for an initial consultation at our offices in Midlothian and Glen Allen. You can also reach us online.