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Spousal Support and Alimony

Alimony is a controversial and often misunderstood area of family law. Many individuals will attempt to justify any vindictive feelings they may have. The truth is, spousal support is intended to provide support to a dependent spouse so he or she can maintain a reasonable standard of living. This financial support may not mirror that of the conditions during the marriage, but it will be close. The court will determine whether an award of alimony is appropriate by considering several factors.

Negotiating alimony requires the attention of a committed and experienced attorney. At The Sullivan Firm, LLC., our lawyer has more than 20 years of experience helping individuals negotiate the terms of their alimony agreements. We are dedicated to helping you understand how alimony works as we diligently strive for the best outcome possible.

Knowledgeable Spousal Support Attorney In Columbia

In South Carolina, similar to property division, there are a series of factors that must be considered when determining spousal support. After these 13 factors are taken into account, you may be eligible for one of the four different forms of alimony:

  • Permanent alimony
  • Lump-sum alimony
  • Rehabilitative alimony
  • Reimbursement alimony

This decision will be made only after a careful dissection of your situation. We are aware that each divorce is different and deserves to be treated as such. We work closely with our clients, tailoring our services to their specific needs.

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