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Options for Obtaining Financial Support

When a marriage breaks up, often the most significant, and time-urgent, issue involves the establishment of a flow of money from one spouse/parent to the other. Whether you are dealing with monthly support for minor children, or monthly support for a spouse, or both, it is crucial to know the various options that are available to get the monthly income started.

Spousal Support and Retirement: Changes Ahead!

Barring an express agreement of the parties, an award of spousal support may be modified by a Court upon proof of a material change in circumstances warranting such a modification. While the loss of income by the payor is typically a material change, where that loss is voluntary - i.e., the consequence of the payor's own decisions and actions are that loss of income may not permit a reduction or termination in his spousal support obligation. Thus, one being fired for cause or voluntarily taking a lower-paying job may result in the payor having much less income but the exact same support obligation.

How Fault Grounds May Affect the Outcome of a Divorce

When we speak about fault grounds in divorce, we are typically speaking of adultery, desertion, cruelty and constructive desertion. While there are others, such as incarceration for a felony for more than one year, they are far less common and usually very fact-specific. Given the prevalence of the more common grounds, we can more easily observe the trends and tendencies that accompany them.

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