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14 Factors that Determine Alimony Payments

The emotional turmoil of a marriage breaking down, and ultimately resulting in divorce, can weigh heavy on an individual. However, while the financial ramifications may seem like a secondary concern at the moment, it is extremely important to understand how different aspects of both parties lives are accounted for to reach a monthly sum and duration for alimony payments.

It’s important to recognize that alimony isn’t calculated from an exact formula, instead a lot is left up to the judge’s discretion as he/she examines these 14 factors.

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Infidelity May be About Your Spouse, But It Effects Your Children

child-holding-legRelationships often start off simple, based on physical attraction, as time goes by the dimensions and/or depth of that interaction augments and increases. Injecting children into that equation dramatically shifts the established nature of that relationship. As a result, it makes sense that a landmark event, such as infidelity, will not  simply impact a couple but also the child or children that sit  on the sidelines as innocent bystanders.

Of course the ideal relationship avoids infidelity and therefore bypasses the hazards that it presents. However, reality is often not a fairy tale, So, how should we address adultery when dealing with our children. Should we present a brave face hoping to maintain the ideal of their parents’ relationship as a means of enlisting optimism in a safeguarding manner. Should we be brutally honest, presenting the facts exposing them to reality in a manner that might change their opinion of their mother or father in a negative light? Read More→

Flipping the Script on Alimony

Alimony PosterThe standards for alimony or spousal support are continuously in flux. The income equation for couples and families has shifted drastically over the last forty to fifty years and the state existence of alimony has changed with it. Traditional  one-income male-dominated households  seem like an item for the history books rather than a model for modern life.

In today’s world, multiple income households and couples who are supporting a household and financially depend on each other in

splitting costs and paying bills. As a result, traditional gender roles don’t appear to apply in a manner in which they once did. The man doesn’t have to be the one who ventures to the office or work site, while the wife maintains the home front. In fact, the traditional norms appear to have mutated resulting in a dual partnership where both individuals are wage earners.

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