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Involved With a Spousal Support Issue in Connecticut?
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Spousal support, which is money paid from one spouse to another during or after a divorce, can be determined during a divorce proceeding. If you wish to request spousal support, you should request it in the initial summons and complaint for dissolution of marriage. Qualified Fairfield County divorce lawyers at Siegel, Reilly & Conlon, LLC, can advise whether you would be entitled to spousal support given your specific circumstances.
Spousal Support Awards
Courts can award spousal support to either party regardless of the sex of the spouse. Often, if a party does not think he or she needs spousal support at the time of the divorce, he or she may request, and the court can order, payment of the token sum of one dollar per year. If the final judgment to the dissolution of marriage does not award spousal support, you cannot receive the support after the entry of the final judgment. If the court orders a small amount, such as a dollar per year, this leaves the issue open for modification after the entry of the final judgment. Our Connecticut divorce lawyers understand the intricacies involved with spousal support and will help you.
Factors in Awarding Spousal Support
Courts will determine the amount and term of spousal support by using several factors:
In a case where there are minor children, the court also takes into determination whether the custodial parent can or should work. Further, the court may consider marital fault when determining spousal support.
Using their experience and detailed knowledge of the law, the qualified divorce attorneys at Siegel, Reilly & Conlon, LLC, can review the facts of your case and advise you of your rights regarding spousal support. If you need assistance with spousal support, contact a Connecticut divorce attorney at Siegel, Reilly & Conlon, LLC, today.