Attorneys Protecting Your Financial Interests In Alimony Determinations

Financial concerns are a major aspect of divorce. You need to be confident that you will be secure financially as you move into the next stage of your life. Alimony or spousal support is a common topic of discussion as you and your spouse tackle the issue of money and equitable property division.

Since 1973, the attorneys at Singleton, Burroughs & Young, P.A., have helped clients protect their financial interests. We have handled thousands of cases, often involving complex estates and intense arguments. Whether you need to request alimony or challenge a petition, we have the experience necessary to protect your financial interests.

Call us at 843-492-5882 or 800-781-8685. We handle initial alimony petitions and modifications in communities such as Myrtle Beach and throughout the surrounding counties.

Alimony Is Decided On A Case-By-Case Basis, And It Is Not Automatic

Under South Carolina family laws, alimony or separate maintenance and support is not automatic. A court will determine the issue pursuant to the couple's individual circumstances. The court can award it on a temporary or permanent basis. In making the award and determining the sum, the court will consider many factors.

This includes the following factors related to you and your spouse:

  • Ages at the time of the marriage and divorce
  • Length of the marriage
  • Physical and emotional conditions
  • Education, current employment, reasonably anticipated earnings and earning potential
  • Additional education necessary to reach income potential
  • Employment history
  • Standard of living during the marriage
  • Reasonable needs and expenses
  • The value of assets awarded under a property settlement
  • Separate property
  • Circumstances related to a custody agreement
  • Tax consequences
  • Fault
  • Support orders from a previous marriage
  • Any other factor the court deems relevant

Speak With An Experienced Lawyer At Our Firm

Call us to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced family law attorneys. You can reach us by calling our office at 843-492-5882 or 800-781-8685 or completing a confidential form online.