Spousal Support In Virginia
One issue that often leads to disputes when it comes to divorce is spousal support. Because judges have so much latitude in deciding the amount and duration of payments, it is important that you receive the right legal representation when so much is at stake.
With decades spent providing high-quality representation to Northern Virginia individuals going through divorces, the attorneys at Morrison, Ross and Whelan in Warrenton can protect your legal rights and best interests.
Our Lawyers Can Help You Answer The Question “Can I Get Alimony?”
There are several factors that Virginia judges consider when determining if a spouse is entitled to support, including:
- The length of the marriage
- The grounds for divorce – for example, if adultery is proven, you will not receive spousal support
- The marital standard of living
- Each spouse’s monetary and nonmonetary contributions to the marriage and earning potential after the divorce
While it is possible to receive lifetime spousal support, it may not be likely, especially if you did not have a long marriage. One way to provide certainty to the spousal support process is to negotiate a prenuptial agreement with your spouse before getting married. This could reduce the likelihood of a dispute when a divorce occurs.
We also recognize that many couples cannot work out an agreement, which is why our experienced litigators will be ready to go to court to aggressively represent you at trial. Whether you receive alimony or you think you pay your spouse too much, we can craft an effective legal strategy that meets your needs.
Speak With A Divorce Attorney Today
Contact Morrison, Ross and Whelan if you are preparing for or in the middle of a divorce and you want to learn more about what spousal support you or your spouse may be able to receive. Call 540-347-1000 to schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney.