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Alimony paymentThe purpose of alimony after a divorce is to help a spouse who was dependent on the other for their financial well-being. Alimony can also be used to help a spouse who is not able to earn a sufficient amount of money for them to live on their own. Having a trusted and established Albuquerque alimony attorney can help guide you towards a fair alimony situation.

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How Is Alimony Determined in New Mexico?

The court may consider the following factors when determining spousal support:

  • The health and age of each party
  • The current income and potential income for each party
  • The length of the marriage
  • The standard of living in the marriage
  • The amount of property awarded in the division of community property

Types of Alimony in New Mexico

There are various types of alimony, or spousal support, in New Mexico. A judge may award one type or a combination depending on the supported spouse’s situation.

  • Indefinite spousal support - Typically reserved for long-term marriages where one spouse is unable to become self-supporting due to age, disability, or other circumstances.
  • Rehabilitative support - This type of support provides the recipient with the education, training or work experience that increases their ability to earn an income.
  • Single, lump-sum support - These fall under two categories: 1) A specific amount paid in one or more installments that only ends when the recipient passes away and 2) A specific amount paid in one or more installments that is not subject to contingencies—meaning, even the recipient’s death won’t end the payments.
  • Temporary spousal support - A Judge may award this type of support during the divorce process if one spouse needs help paying for living expenses during the divorce or help paying expenses for the divorce itself.
  • Transitional support - Available to spouses who need to supplement their income for a limited amount of time, i.e, while they are waiting for their marital home to sell.

Our Albuquerque alimony lawyers can guide you towards an alimony agreement that works best for you and your family.

Is Alimony Paid for Life?

The duration of spousal support in a New Mexico divorce depends on the type of alimony awarded. Indefinite spousal support is paid until the supported spouse passes away or remarries.

How Long Do You Have To Be Married To Get Alimony in New Mexico?

Alimony may be considered in marriages of five to ten years. The New Mexico spousal support statute implies that alimony is to be expected for marriages longer than twenty years

Why Having an Alimony Attorney Is Necessary

For the court to make a decision regarding alimony, both parties have to fully disclose all of their assets and liabilities. Those trying to reduce the amount they could have to pay in alimony will try to hide their assets. A competent Albuquerque alimony lawyer can effective investigate hidden assets or accounts, so you can get the full alimony you are entitled to.

For Help With Alimony, Call The Attorneys at Cortez & Hoskovec, LLC!

Our firm is dedicated to protecting the interests of our clients. We work closely with our clients throughout the entire legal process because we understand that having a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to guide you through a difficult time can be helpful. Our Albuquerque family law attorneys can help you have a stable financial situation following your divorce.

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