Will You Have to Pay Your Spouse Alimony After Divorce?
Two major factors greatly enhance your risk of having to pay alimony after your divorce. If you earn significantly more income than your spouse and if you were married for more than a couple of years, you could be on the hook for alimony. This is especially true of a marriage lasting more than ten years and if your spouse does not work.
Be aware that women are not immune to paying alimony. If your husband stayed at home to raise the children while you worked, you may end up owing monthly alimony payments! You and your spouse can agree to alimony terms as part of your divorce settlement, but if you cannot agree, a judge will rule based on the specific factors of your marriage.
If you need help seeking alimony from your partner, or if you don’t think you should be required to pay alimony, contact the attorneys of Albrecht & Albrecht for quality divorce representation.