Alabama courts have tremendous discretion in awarding alimony. Because this issue is so critical to your financial future, you need an attorney who is knowledgeable about the law and passionate about delivering positive results for clients. At the Law Office of Judy H. Barganier and Winston W. Edwards, P.C., we draw on more than 45 years of experience in family law and divorce to manage your alimony dispute. We understand the vital importance of a fair alimony settlement or court order, so we take strong steps to ensure full financial disclosure and bring to the court’s attention all pertinent facts that support a favorable outcome.
There are several types of alimony a spouse may request in an Alabama divorce:
All forms of alimony except for alimony in gross are tax deductible for the obligor and taxable income for the recipient.
The fight for a fair alimony order begins with a demand for full financial disclosure. There is no way to get a fair order if your spouse is hiding assets or income. During divorce, we use the discovery process to enforce your right to transparency in all financial dealings.
Alabama alimony does not depend on rigid state guidelines like child support; an award is completely at the discretion of the court. There are many factors that courts generally consider, such as:
However, there are no requirements for the court to consider any specific factors. As your advocate for a fair alimony order, we bring to the court’s attention pertinent facts that argue in your favor and urge the court to give these facts the weight they deserve.
Whether you pay or receive, the court’s decision on alimony will have a big impact on your future financial security. Trust the Law Office of Judy H. Barganier and Winston W. Edwards, P.C. to provide capable and determined representation focused on positive results. To schedule a consultation, call us at 334-530-5701 or contact our Montgomery office online. We are located at 8314 Crossland Loop, just off Vaughn Road, half a mile east of Taylor Road.