Determining Spousal Support In New Mexico
If you are going through a divorce, it is important to carefully consider the possible impact of spousal support.
Whether long-term or temporary support, there are a number of factors that need to be considered. Call me, attorney PJ Hartman, in downtown Albuquerque. Together, we will take a close look at your situation and help you understand how your divorce will be affected by spousal support or alimony.
Unlike child support, it is not mandatory.
This award is discretionary in that the judge has a lot of leeway and subjectivity to base an award. This can be risky to either party. Whether you are participating in a collaborative or a traditional divorce or not, I am ready to analyze the various options and ramifications of this support as it relates to your individual needs.
Which Type Of Alimony Will Be Used In Your Divorce?
Types of spousal support or alimony are:
- Lump-sum non-modifiable
- Open-ended (life time support, is primarily considered in long-term marriages)
The court will consider a number of factors when it makes a judgment regarding spousal support, including:
- Income of the parties
- Length of marriage
- Division of assets in the divorce
- Income-earning potential
To make sure the numbers are accurate, I work with a variety of financial experts and professionals who help make projections. They carefully analyze the disparity of income, marital assets and many other factors to determine the appropriate form and amount of spousal support.
The Albuquerque law office of PJ Hartman, Attorney at Law, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 505-247-3335 to schedule an initial consultation. Find out more about how spousal support will affect your New Mexico divorce settlement.