Alimony

Alimony Lawyer Serving Bridgeport, CT & Milford, CT


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Alimony/Spousal Support

When you transition from two incomes to one, it can be difficult to manage bills, mortgage payments, and other daily needs following a divorce. Now each individual must manage a comparable standard of living with limited resources.

Gans & Gans Family Law Attorneys understands the frustrations and difficulties following a separation or divorce. Our experienced attorneys offer guidance and skilled legal counsel to help clients resolve alimony/spousal maintenance concerns.

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If an agreement is not reached regarding property division or alimony, Connecticut laws provide factors to determine alimony/spousal support payments. Alimony is not guaranteed.

If an agreement is not reached, the courts utilize the following factors to determine what is fair:
  • Age
  • Length of the marriage
  • Cause for the termination of the marriage
  • Current occupation
  • Assets and income
  • Health
  • Job skills, education, and earning capacity
  • Ability to obtain employment
  • Other individual needs, such as estate needs
Our alimony lawyers work hard to attempt to resolve alimony and other divorce issues without hostility or contentiousness. However if an agreement cannot be reached or trial is the best option, we have the experience to protect your interests in trial.

The following factors are used to determine what is fair:
  • Age
  • Health
  • Length of the marriage
  • Cause for the termination of the marriage
  • Occupation
  • Available assets
  • Income and sources of income 
  • Vocational skills, education, and earning capacity 
  • Debt and liabilities 
  • Special needs 
  • Contribution to the marriage
Many factors used to determine equitable distribution of marital property are similar to the factors used to determine alimony. However, the contribution to the marriage is also considered. Providing income to the marriage is considered to be a valuable contribution, and so is homemaking and raising children.

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