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Stamford, Connecticut Alimony Attorney

Connecticut law provides for alimony (also known as spousal support or spousal maintenance) when one the parties has a duty to support the other. The purpose of alimony is to preserve the financial status quo after divorce.

Stamford, Connecticut, divorce lawyer Yvette P. Fallon represents clients who are seeking alimony in a divorce, as well as clients who face an obligation to pay alimony.

Connecticut courts will consider a variety of factors to determine the amount of alimony and how long those payments will continue. Those factors include:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Health of the parties
  • Earning capacity of the parties
  • Contributions or noncontributions to the other person's advancement
  • Marital property distribution
  • Cause of the breakdown in the marriage

Because the behavior of a spouse can be used as a factor in determining alimony, it is important to have a lawyer who will protect your interests. For example, if your spouse accuses you of infidelity, that accusation can be used to seek alimony payments from you or deny you from receiving those payments.

The tax implications of alimony are different from child support and property division. Divorce lawyer Yvette Fallon understands how to craft an overall financial settlement that is in your best interests.

For a consultation, call alimony attorney Yvette Fallon at 203.356.0192 or complete the contact form on this site. Our office is located on Atlantic Square in downtown Stamford directly across from the old town hall.