How Spousal Support Claims Work

In many marriages, there is a spouse who is the primary wage earner. The other spouse may stay at home to raise the kids or take a step back from their career for the good of the family. When couples in such an arrangement head for a divorce, it is likely that spousal support will be a significant issue of concern.

Stephen J. Buhler, Attorney at Law, provides experienced representation to individuals who are going through a divorce and have questions concerning spousal support. Mr. Buhler, along with the rest of our staff, will help you prepare a case that is focused on your concerns. Whether you are asking to receive support or feel you should not have to pay alimony to your former spouse, we can work with you to determine the options that are available to you.

What The Court Considers With Spousal Support Requests

Because each marriage is so different, there are a wide range of concerns that Utah courts will evaluate when it comes to support awards. These factors include, but are not limited to:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The standard of living of the parties post-divorce
  • The non-financial contributions of each spouse to the marriage
  • The number of kids the couple has
  • The ability of the non-wage earning spouse to find employment
  • The amount of training or education needed for one of the spouses to return to the workforce

Many other considerations will play a role in the court's decision to grant spousal support, and each side will have the opportunity to make a case detailing their specific requests or objections. Having an experienced lawyer on your side can help make this entire process easier.

Our attorney, Stephen J. Buhler, will help you understand your options concerning your spousal support case. He will answer your questions and provide you with advice in a clear and straightforward way, allowing you to have the crucial information that you need when deciding the right steps to take in your case.

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