Lehi Alimony Attorney
A Results-Driven Lawyer with a Winning Reputation in Highland, Utah County, and Salt Lake County
Who gets alimony in a divorce? How much alimony might you be expected to pay? SeegLawUtah can answer all your alimony-related questions and help you obtain a favorable resolution that best fits your needs and interests. Whether you are the spouse requesting support or the paying spouse, we can advocate for your spousal rights. Our firm has years of experience representing spouses in Utah, and Attorney Heather Seegmiller has built a strong reputation for winning cases. Let an experienced and results-driven lawyer guide you through your alimony matters today. We will provide personable and compassionate legal assistance so you can feel assured of your future.
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Who Can Get Alimony in Utah?
Either spouse has the right to request alimony. The court may award temporary alimony that lasts only for the duration of the divorce process or more long-term alimony that extends for a certain period after the divorce is finalized.
When deciding on alimony, the court will examine the following factors:
- the length of the marriage (the longer the marriage, the likelier you may receive alimony);
- the financial condition and needs of the receiving party (e.g., their monthly debts and ability to pay these debts);
- the receiving party’s earning capacity or ability to produce income;
- whether the receiving party has custody of minor children who need support;
- whether the receiving party worked in a business owned or operated by the other spouse;
- whether the receiving party contributed to an increase in the other spouse's skill by paying for or supporting their education during the marriage;
- the ability of the paying spouse to provide support.
If the divorce was based on one spouse’s fault, the court may also weigh this fault when determining the terms of alimony. Some examples of a spouse’s “fault” that may be considered include:
- having an affair;
- knowingly and intentionally causing or attempting to cause physical harm to the other spouse or their children;
- substantially undermining the financial stability of the other spouse or their children.
How Long Does Alimony Last?
Alimony will not be ordered to last longer than the length of the marriage, unless under special circumstances. If the alimony order does not specify a termination date, the alimony obligation will terminate if any of the following occur:
- either party dies;
- the receiving party remarries;
- the receiving party is proven to be cohabiting with another person.
Naturally, circumstances change over time, so both parties have the right to request a modification of the order if they can show a substantial material change in circumstances. Modification proceedings can become quite complex, so it is best to consult an alimony attorney for legal assistance to build your case.
At SeegLawUtah, we represent spouses dealing with a range of family legal disputes including alimony. Whether you have questions about requesting support or modifying an order, we can help.
Schedule a consultation with SeegLawUtah online for more information. Serving spouses in Highland, Utah County, and Salt Lake County.