As you navigate the divorce process, the court may determine that one spouse should make spousal support (also known as “alimony”) payments to the other spouse. Essentially, spousal support is designed to help both ex-spouses make the transition from their shared life to their newly independent lives with the financial support they need. Working with a knowledgeable family law attorney throughout the divorce process is key, especially when it comes to ensuring that you have the tools and resources you need in order to begin the next chapter of your life.
Typically, a Mississippi judge will require that the higher-earning spouse pay the lower-earning spouse some form of spousal support to ensure they have enough financial support to begin their post-divorce life. There are a few types of spousal support available to Mississippi residents: periodic, lump sum, rehabilitative, and reimbursement.
Periodic payments aim to ensure that both ex-spouses enjoy commensurate financial support, especially in instances where one spouse is unable to find gainful employment or independently support themselves financially. Lump-sum alimony and reimbursement support are similar in that they are usually a one-time fixed amount the one spouse pays the other in order to level the playing field. The most common type of support is rehabilitative support, which allows the recipient to attend courses or trainings to reenter the workforce and find a stable source of support. Whatever your specific circumstances may be, the Law Offices of Rusty Williard is here to support you throughout the process and negotiate an equitable outcome.
For over three decades, the Law Offices of Rusty Williard has helped clients throughout Mississippi negotiate fair spousal support agreements. If you need help obtaining spousal support, negotiating a fair amount of spousal support, pursuing a modification to an existing spousal support order, or other related matter, reach out to our office today to discuss your case. Together, we’ll develop an effective legal strategy that allows you to move forward with confidence.