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Helping Little Rock Residents Understand Alimony Distribution In Arkansas

Alimony (also known as spousal support or separate maintenance) may be a necessary part of your divorce decree if you and your spouse have disparities in disposable income and were married for a length of time indicating alimony is appropriate.

The determination of alimony payments, however, is left solely to the discretion of the judge unless there is an agreement between the parties.

Factors Courts Use To Determine Spousal Support Amounts In Arkansas

Before making a determination, the judge often looks at factors, including:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Disposable income disparities between parties
  • Standard of living during marriage
  • Contributions to the marriage by both parties
  • Contributions to the education of one party from the other party
  • Career sacrifices made by parties
  • Financial investments and other marital assets
  • Disabilities and other benefits
  • Monthly living expenses of both parties
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Separate property resources
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Post-divorce resources and assets of each party

The Importance Of Hiring An Experienced Family Law Attorney To Assist

Going into the proceedings knowing what to expect with a lawyer who can strongly advocate for your best interests and rights in the matter is a significant advantage.

As Little Rock family law attorneys at the Law Office of Vickie Lynn Cochran, we represent clients in all aspects of divorce proceedings throughout Arkansas.

With more than 20 years of experience, we know what courts look for when making alimony determinations. We can provide advocacy to help achieve a fair and equitable alimony agreement.

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If you need the guidance of an experienced family law attorney to help with alimony distribution, email or call 501-313-1813 to schedule an appointment.

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