Albuquerque Spousal Support Attorneys
Pursuing Your Best Interests for a Bright Future: (505) 544-5126
In the event of a
divorce, sometimes it is hard for both spouses to function financially as they
once did, one spouse having grown dependent on the other economically.
Often the parties may have agreed that one party would stay home and care
for the home or the children. Alternatively, one spouse may have lost
his or her employment and may be involuntarily unemployed. Spousal support
may be ordered by a judge in the form of money paid by one spouse to another
to offset the financial loss created by the severance of their union.
Call (505) 544-5126 for an initial consultation with one of our Albuquerque
spousal support lawyers today.
Types of Divorce Spousal Support in New Mexico
In New Mexico, there are four types of spousal supports that can be awarded:
- Rehabilitative alimony is intended to help one spouse obtain an education
or vocational training so that he or she can earn a better income and
- Transitional alimony is awarded on a temporary basis to supplement one
spouse’s income for a period of time, ranging from several months
to several years.
- Permanent alimony is paid regularly for an indefinite period of time but
may be discontinued if the paying spouse successfully petitions the court.
This type of divorce alimony may be granted in long-term marriages of
20 or more years when the incomes between the two spouses are substantially unequal.
- Lump-Sum alimony is a one-time payment made in the form of cash or property.
Contact Our Experienced Family Law Firm!
In New Mexico, awards of spousal support are never guaranteed. At Cortez
& Hoskovec, LLC, our Albuquerque spousal support attorneys will be
upfront about your chances of seeking alimony and help you seek other
legal options should you be denied spousal support. Our
family law firm in Albuquerque has the necessary experience to evaluate your unique situation and determine
how a court may rule on your case.
For honest and aggressive representation in spousal support cases,
call us at (505) 544-5126.