Stephen J. Buhler, Attorney at Law

When alimony is at stake, are your interests protected?

In the wake of a divorce, Salt Lake City residents may experience a number of significant changes in their lives. Among other changes, individuals can find themselves facing new financial challenges as they try to meet their monthly expenses on one income instead of two.

Recently, this blog discussed some of the options that may be available to ease these challenges, including an award of spousal support. There are a number of different factors that will be considered by the court in determining whether to award spousal support and how much alimony should be awarded.

In addition, there may be changes that continue to occur even after the alimony award is entered, including a job loss or other aspect that was not expected at the time of the initial order. Accordingly, courts have power to modify alimony awards under certain circumstances. In other cases, the alimony award might terminate based on the terms of the initial order, such as if the award was entered for a set number of years or if the recipient spouse remarries.

Ultimately, it is important for individuals to be aware of how these different factors will apply in their case. We understand the various legal issues at stake, and we work closely with our clients with the goal of obtaining a court order dealing with alimony that suits their needs. We also work with our clients who have experienced a change in circumstances that necessitates a change in an existing alimony award.

No matter what side of the case a person is on or what their circumstances may be, it is vital that individuals have proper representation to vigorously protect their best interests in the case. For more information on our firm's services, please visit our family law webpage.

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