Spousal Support

Manassas Spousal Support Attorney

Virginia Courts have the authority (Virginia Code Section 20-107.1) as part of a divorce to order either the husband or the wife to pay the other spouse spousal support. These spousal support awards were, in the past, called alimony.

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How is Spousal Support Calculated?

Our Courts in Virginia are given wide discretion by the legislature in setting the amount and duration of spousal support. Whether spousal support will be ordered and if so, how much, depends on a number of factors, including but not limited to the relative incomes of the parties.

It is important to have experienced legal representation in order to protect your rights during this phase of the case. Richard H. Boatwright, Esquire of The Manassas Law Group PC has extensive experience in negotiating and trying complex spousal support cases.

Factors Involved in Spousal Support Determination

Often, the determination of spousal support can involve financial complexities, such as whether a spouse will have income imputed to him or her based on being found to be unemployed or underemployed. Sometimes, it is necessary to engage vocational rehabilitation experts to testify on these issues.

In some cases, one of the spouses is self-employed and a determination of his or her income can be more difficult. In these cases it may be necessary to engage a forensic accountant to assist the presentation of the case.

In some cases, it is important to present to the Court expert testimony such as that of a CPA to educate the Court as to the tax impact of paying or receiving spousal support. Richard H. Boatwright, Esquire has, over the years, nurtured relationships with the financial experts who may be needed to effectively present your case.

How is Spousal Support Paid?

The spousal support award may be periodic (every month for example) or lump sum (a defined amount payable in one or more installments).

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Navigating Spousal Support in Manassas, Virginia

At The Manassas Law Group, we recognize the challenges and sensitivities surrounding spousal support (alimony) issues. Our experienced Manassas family law attorneys are dedicated to ensuring that you receive or provide fair and just spousal support, reflecting the realities of your marital situation.

Why Manassas Law Group for Your Spousal Support Case?

Our Manassas divorce lawyers at MLG have extensive knowledge of Virginia’s spousal support laws and bring a wealth of experience in negotiating and litigating these matters. We understand that each case is unique, which is why our approach is tailored to your specific circumstances, aiming for the most favorable outcome.

When you work with our attorneys, we will aggressively advocate for your rights and interests with the utmost professionalism and dedication, ensuring your voice is heard and respected. Plus, our familiarity with the local courts and legal system in Manassas, Virginia, positions us to handle your case in the most effective and efficient way possible

Our Spousal Support Services

  • Determining Spousal Support: We guide you through the factors affecting spousal support, such as duration of marriage, financial needs, and earning capacity, to ensure a fair arrangement.
  • Modifications and Enforcement: Life circumstances change, and so might your spousal support needs. Whether it’s adjusting existing orders or enforcing them, we stand ready to assist.
  • Comprehensive Legal Support: From negotiation to litigation, we provide comprehensive legal services to cover all aspects of your spousal support case.

Contact the Manassas Spousal Support Lawyers at MLG Today

Don’t navigate the complexities of spousal support alone. Contact Manassas Law Group today by calling 703-361-8246 or completing our online intake form for a consultation. Our goal is to ensure that the spousal support arrangement is fair, equitable, and reflective of your needs and contributions during the marriage.

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