Protecting Your Rights Regarding Spousal Support
When a couple gets divorced, one party may be entitled to receive support from the other. These payments are referred to interchangeably as either alimony or spousal support. Alimony is not awarded in every divorce case. Whether you are seeking alimony or may be required to pay, make sure to seek help from an experienced attorney who can protect your rights.
At the West Hartford-based Law Offices of Greg C. Mogel, we represent parties on either side of the spousal support issue. Our firm’s founder, Hartford alimony lawyer Greg Mogel, has approximately 20 years of experience litigating these issues in courts across Connecticut. We handle initial determinations of alimony as well as issues of modification and enforcement of existing court-ordered payments.
How Is Alimony/Spousal Maintenance Calculated in Connecticut?
In Connecticut, there is no specific formula for spousal support, so determinations are made on a case-by-case basis. Hartford lawyer Greg Mogel works with his divorce clients to make sure their circumstances are clearly understood by all concerned, including the judge, so an appropriate payment amount can be calculated.
When deciding whether to award spousal support, and if so, how much, a court considers a variety of statutory factors. Some of these include:
- Cause of the breakdown of the marriage
- Age, health and station of the properties
- Occupation, vocational skills and employability of the parties
- Length of marriage
- Amount and sources of income
- Standard of living
- Debts of each party
Contact a West Hartford Spousal Support Lawyer Today
To discuss your alimony concerns with attorney Greg Mogel, call 855-379-4435 or send him an email. His office is located in the heart of West Hartford Center, easily accessible to residents of Simsbury, Avon, Farmington and Glastonbury.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend and evening appointments are available, upon request. We accept credit cards.