Alimony may be awarded by the court if one of the divorcing parties has a need for financial support and the other party has the ability to pay.
Alimony is financial support paid by one divorced or divorcing party to the other when there is a real need for the assistance. There are various types of alimony available and the court will take into account a number of factors before making an award of alimony. Important factors to be considered by the court are: the length of the marriage; the ages of the parties; the disparity in the parties’ incomes and assets; the current needs and/or long-term needs of the requesting party; whether the requesting party needs rehabilitative education or training to become fully employed and whether they have a well-founded rehabilitative plan. Other factors may be considered by the court as well.
Ms. Isenberg has extensive experience in litigating alimony issues that arise in divorce cases. The alimony laws have changed a great deal in recent years and Ms. Isenberg is knowledgeable and informed about the current requirements necessary to prove when securing alimony awards from the court.