Advocacy And Advice In Spousal Support Matters

During and after a divorce, one spouse may be required to pay spousal support (also known as alimony) to the other spouse. The court makes these decisions based on the financial situation of both spouses — primarily the needs of the lower-income spouse and the ability of the higher-income spouse to pay.

At H.L. Harper & Associates, we know that when money is involved, there can be a lot of tension. If you are going through a divorce, you're probably already stressed out and dealing with a range of emotions.

Our family law attorneys are here to provide the legal advice you need, as well as the support and friendship you deserve during difficult times.

Understanding The Two Types Of Alimony

There are two types of spousal support that may be granted:

  1. Interim or temporary spousal support: Based on the requester's financial needs while the divorce is pending and the payer's ability to pay
  2. Final spousal support: Based on the requester's ability to show that he or she was not at fault for the breakdown of the marriage, as well as the requester's financial needs and the payer's ability to pay, and the requester's educational background, long-term ability to earn income and other factors such as the length of the marriage

Contact Us Today For A Free Initial Consultation

Contact our New Orleans and Dallas spousal support lawyers to learn more. For a free initial consultation, contact H.L. Harper & Associates at 504-541-6976. We offer flexible appointments, including evenings and weekends by request. We serve clients throughout the New Orleans, Louisiana, and Dallas, Texas, metropolitan areas.

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