Ensuring The Financial Security Of Stay-At-Home Spouses In Divorce
If you are a stay-at-home parent, you may be worried about the impact of divorce on you and your family. Since you have been out of the work force for some time, will you now be able to find a job? How will you support yourself and your children until you do find one?
While you may think you are stuck, The Law Office of Steven C. Girsky can help you understand your options for moving forward on your own. Attorney Steven Girsky will answer your questions and walk you through the process with the goal of helping you land on firm footing.
How Can Stay-At-Home Spouses Get A Fair Outcome?
As a stay-at-home parent, you have been responsible for ensuring that your home runs smoothly. Perhaps you put your education or career on hold for some time. Now that will change. How will you maintain financial stability while still taking care of your home and your children?
Fortunately, the law offers provisions for stay-at-home moms and dads through the use of alimony, also known as spousal maintenance in Kentucky. Your right to receive alimony/maintenance from your former spouse is determined by a variety of factors, including:
- The length of your marriage
- How long you have been out of the work force
- The number of children you have
- Whether you may need to go back to school and complete your degree
- Your former spouse’s financial ability to pay alimony/maintenance
Alimony/maintenance is awarded on a temporary or permanent basis. Temporary maintenance is often designed to give you time to find a job or complete your degree so you will be in a better position to get a job once payments are finished. Lawyer Steven C. Girsky will analyze these factors and give you an honest assessment of what to expect in your divorce. He will then assertively protect your rights in negotiation or litigation with the other side to ensure that you receive the financial help you need to move forward.
Contact Kentucky And Tennessee Alimony Attorney Steven Girsky
In addition to weekly business hours, The Law Office of Steven C. Girsky has off-site, evening and weekend appointments available for clients in the Clarksville and Hopkinsville, Kentucky, areas. Payment plans are available and credit cards are accepted. Contact an experienced Clarksville divorce attorney serving stay-at-home spouses through email or at 931-266-4689 for a free initial consultation today.