Newark Spousal Support Lawyers
In the state of Delaware, if you are living physically separate from your spouse one of the various issues you may have to deal with is the issue of alimony or spousal support. You may be entitled to, or obligated to pay, spousal support immediately upon the physical separation from your spouse. And you may also be prohibited from receiving a lifetime of alimony simply because you did not request it soon enough. Know your rights and let Newark Delaware Spousal Support Lawyer Michael S. Corrigan do everything to protect your rights and interests.
Alimony And Spousal Support Lawyers In Delaware
I am Delaware Attorney Michael S. Corrigan. I am here to help you. Whether you are the alimony/spousal support recipient or obligor, it is important to know what action to take to make the legal system work best for you. As your attorney I will protect your rights and make sure you receive the most favorable alimony/spousal support award possible. Call my office today at 302-455-1212.
Delaware Alimony Payment Laws
In Delaware, spousal support becomes relevant once a married couple physically separate from one another. It can continue indefinitely until someone files a divorce petition with the Court. Once a divorce is filed, spousal support is converted to alimony. Spousal support is non-taxable “free” money. Alimony is taxable income to the recipient and tax deductible to the obligor. Delaware law dictates how much alimony is paid based on several factors. The primary factors are the annual, taxable incomes and “reasonable” monthly expenses of both parties.
The longer a marriage lasts the longer your alimony entitlement/obligation may be. If you were married in excess of 20 years, you may be entitled to, or subject to, lifetime alimony payments. For marriages less than 20 years, your alimony entitlement/ obligation will be for no more than one-half the length of the marriage absent a written agreement to the contrary. Delaware law also allows for a modification or termination of alimony under certain circumstances.
Oftentimes, there are children born of the marriage. If child support is being paid/received the court needs to know this and take this into consideration so that a fair spousal support/alimony award can be set. This prevents you from either receiving double payments or making double payments.
Contact a Delaware Spousal Support Lawyer Today
If you have questions or concerns regarding alimony/spousal support contact a skilled and experienced Newark Delaware Alimony Attorney. As your attorney, I will work tirelessly to resolve your Delaware family law legal issues. Let me put my negotiation and litigation experience to work for you. Email Delaware Alimony Attorney Michael S. Corrigan here for focused alimony and general family law representation in New Castle County, Delaware and Kent County, Delaware. I can be reached at 302-455-1212. I proudly serve those with family law, alimony and spousal support needs throughout the following Delaware towns: Wilmington, Greenville, New Castle, Newark, Christiana, Pike Creek, Hockessin, Bear, Glasgow, Middletown, Smyrna and Dover.
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