Establishing Financial Fairness

What Is Alimony?

Alimony, also known as spousal support or spousal maintenance, is a sum of money paid from one spouse to the less-moneyed spouse following divorce. Although alimony is not automatic, it is very common.

At the Worsham Law Firm, P.A., we represent both clients seeking alimony payments post-divorce, as well as individuals who may be required to pay alimony. In either case, it is important to ensure that your rights are protected.

To schedule a consultation with our Little Rock alimony attorneys, contact us.

How Is Alimony Determined?

Alimony is intended to provide the receiving spouse with enough income to support a lifestyle comparable to that lived during the marriage. There are a number of factors considered when determining how much alimony will be awarded:

  • Each spouse's income
  • Receiving spouse's earning capacity
  • Ability of paying spouse to make alimony payments
  • The standard of living established during the marriage
  • Length of the marriage

Alimony Modifications

After a divorce decree has been finalized, ex-spouses are forced to live with their spousal support arrangement. However, after years have passed, lives change. Our firm represents clients in seeking an alimony modification, which may be warranted if a significant change in circumstances has occurred. Remarriage, loss of a job or a change in income may warrant an alimony modification.

Talk To Us

Have questions about alimony or just considering divorce? Call our Little Rock office at 501-588-8120 or 888-851-4282 toll free to schedule your free initial consultation. You can also contact us online.