Understanding Financial Obligations After Divorce

With the inevitable financial changes that come with divorce, you may have significant concerns about your finances after the process is final. In a New Hampshire divorce, it is possible one spouse will be awarded alimony. Whether you hope to receive this type of financial support or you will have to make these payments, we can explain your rights and help you secure the best possible outcome.

At Follender Law Offices, P.L.L.C., in Nashua, we understand ending a marriage is a complex process, which is why we help our clients find reasonable, workable solutions for all of their legal concerns. Our experienced divorce attorney Rick Follender can assist you as you navigate important issues, such as your potential financial obligations or your rightful claim to alimony.

Determining Alimony In New Hampshire Divorces

Divorce does not always merit the payment of spousal support, but when it does, it is typically because there is significant financial discrepancy between the two divorcing parties. The higher-earning spouse will pay a specified amount of money to the lesser-earning spouse in order to allow him or her to adjust to financial changes, return to school or find another employment. The court will consider the following factors among others when determining the payment and amount of alimony:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The income of both parties
  • Whether one spouse gave up his or her career in support of the other spouse
  • Whether one spouse stayed home with the children for a large portion of the marriage
  • The age and health of both spouses
  • The earning capacity of the lesser-earning spouse and his or her ability to find additional employment

Perhaps you did not work for a portion of the marriage and believe you have a rightful claim to support, or you may feel that your spouse does not need alimony. Whether it is through negotiations or in litigation, we will represent your interests and help you fight for an outcome that allows you security for years to come.

In Divorce Proceedings, Experience Matters

When it is your post-divorce future on the line, the experience of your attorney matters. Alimony is a difficult legal concern, but no matter which side of this issue you find yourself on, our lawyer can explain your options and help you protect your rights. Learn more about spousal support and your divorce by calling 603-577-8757 or emailing. We offer free initial consultations with our attorney.