Sioux Falls Alimony Attorneys
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Alimony, also known as spousal support or maintenance, can be a contentious and sometimes complicated subject for divorcing couples. If you require advice and legal representation concerning your proposed need for, or defense against, alimony payments, Ver Beek Law, Prof. L.L.C. can help. Our Sioux Falls alimony lawyers can review your situation, advise you on how South Dakota courts decide the issue, and help prepare your case should it be necessary to go before a family law judge.
Our divorce firm focuses entirely on family law matters. Due to this, we have developed a thorough understanding and skill set in seeking what is fair and right for our clients. We will take the time to ensure that you fully understand the issue at hand and that we prepare your case with the utmost care. At Ver Beek Law, Prof. L.L.C., our priority is to help you succeed in meeting your legal objectives with as little stress as possible.
Learn more about how we can assist you by calling (605) 250-2227 or through our online request form.
The Determination of Alimony in a South Dakota Divorce
The purpose of spousal support is to ensure that the supported spouse is able to maintain the standard of living that was enjoyed during the marriage. Courts may order the payments to be made for a specific time period or indefinitely. They may be made in monthly payments or as a lump sum.
Generally, South Dakota recognizes three different types of alimony:
- Permanent, which is paid indefinitely until a change in circumstances occurs for the supported spouse, such as a remarriage.
- Rehabilitative, which is paid only until the supported spouse has become skilled enough to work and become sufficiently self-supporting. This is often the case for mothers who stayed at home to care for children.
- Restitutional, which is paid only until the supported spouse completes his or her education or training.
No set formula has been devised by the state to calculate alimony. Courts will look at various factors specific to the case in its determination. These factors include the length of the marriage, the standard of living established during the marriage, the ages and health conditions of the spouses, as well as their current incomes, debts, and assets. Also important is whether one spouse provided care of the children in lieu of employment, both spouses’ earning potentials, how the marital property was distributed, and any other relevant factor.
At Ver Beek Law, Prof. L.L.C. we are ready to apply our legal insight and support to your situation. We look forward to welcoming you into our family of clients.
For legal assistance with an alimony issue, call our Sioux Falls alimony attorneys at (605) 250-2227 today.
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