Bettendorf, Iowa Spousal Support Lawyer
Along with child support, spousal support (alimony) exists to preserve the economic well-being of families following a divorce. It is important to realize that men are equally eligible for spousal support depending on the couple/family’s situation. When a court determines support, it will look at several factors, including:
- Marriage length
- Each party’s health and age
- Each party’s earning capacity
- Ability and likelihood of both parties becoming self-sufficient
- Marital property settlement
Essentially, there are three types of alimony available in Iowa:
Rehabilitative – This type of support is instituted when a spouse needs a period of time to re-educate himself or herself and reacclimate into the work force so he or she can work into a higher level of income.
Reimbursement – This type of support is available when one spouse made sacrifices to enhance the other’s career or business.
Traditional – This type of alimony exists in long-term marriages when one party was the sole or dominant provider of residual income.
If you are working through any of these issues, it is important to note that they are not cut-and-dried. As such, it is crucial to reach out to a skilled lawyer who will advocate in your best interests and economic well-being.
Bettendorf, Iowa & Clinton Alimony Attorney
By fusing her comprehensive knowledge, decades of experience and economic skill she gained with her MBA, Leanne Tyler has arrived at ideal outcomes in hundreds of spousal support cases. She will take the time to review your unique circumstances and put forth the strongest argument on your behalf.