Salt Lake County Alimony Lawyer

Results-Driven Representation During Your Divorce

In divorce cases, alimony refers to court-ordered financial support from one party to the other. Alimony awards can total hundreds of thousands of dollars, making it one of the most hotly contested issues in some divorces.

When going through a divorce, one of the most important aspects to consider is alimony. Alimony, also known as spousal support, is the financial support provided by one spouse to the other after the dissolution of marriage. At Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC, our experienced alimony lawyers in South Jordan, UT understand the complexities of alimony laws and are committed to helping you secure a fair settlement that protects your financial future.

Choose Eric M. Swinyard & Associates for Trusted Alimony Guidance

  • Extensive experience: Our team of alimony lawyers has years of experience in handling complex divorce cases involving alimony. We stay updated with the latest laws and regulations to provide you with the best possible representation.
  • Personalized approach: We understand that every divorce case is unique, and we take the time to understand your specific circumstances and goals. Our family law attorneys work closely with you to develop a personalized strategy that aligns with your needs and priorities.
  • Results-driven representation: Our primary goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. We use our knowledge, negotiation skills, and courtroom experience to advocate for your rights and secure a fair alimony settlement.
  • Compassionate support: Going through a divorce can be emotionally challenging. Our team provides compassionate support throughout the process, guiding you every step of the way and offering reassurance during this difficult time.
  • Transparent communication: We believe in transparent communication with our clients. Our spousal support attorneys keep you informed about the progress of your case, answer your questions promptly, and provide honest advice to help you make informed decisions.

Whether you are seeking or disputing an alimony award, you can find the legal counsel you need at Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC. From our office in South Jordan, our Salt Lake County alimony lawyers are knowledgeable in Utah divorce law and offer personalized, client-focused representation to clients throughout the region.

Don't leave your financial future to chance. Contact Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced alimony lawyers in South Jordan, UT.

Contact us online or call (801) 515-4133 to schedule a consultation.

Experienced Alimony Lawyers Protecting Your Financial Future

Divorce can be a challenging and emotionally draining process, especially when it comes to financial matters such as alimony. At Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC, our team is dedicated to protect your finances and ensuring that you receive fair and just alimony arrangements.

Understanding Alimony Awards in Utah Divorces

An alimony award is not automatic. Alimony can be ordered on a temporary or permanent basis depending on the circumstances. Courts consider several factors when determining whether alimony should be ordered. The gender of the parties is not considered. Two of the primary factors include the need of the prospective recipient and the earning ability of the parties. In cases involving a disparity of income, the party requesting alimony is in a strong position, especially if he or she contributed in any way to the paying spouse’s skill or education during the marriage.

In addition to financial matters, courts may also consider the fault of the parties.

Since establishing fault is a broad process, the relevant statute restricts the definition of fault to include the following:

  • Infidelity
  • Knowingly and intentionally causing or attempting to cause physical harm (or the reasonable fear of life-threatening harm) to the other party or minor children
  • Undermining the financial stability of the other party or minor children

In addition to proving one or more of these actions, the party requesting alimony must also demonstrate that the fault substantially contributed to the breakup of the marriage.

Strategies for Calculating Fair Alimony in South Jordan

Calculating alimony is not as straightforward as calculating child support. Often the simplest way to establish alimony is through a mutual agreement between the parties.

When an agreement cannot be reached, courts will adhere to the fundamental goals of alimony – namely, to get both parties as close as possible to the standard of living that existed during the marriage and to prevent the recipient spouse from becoming a burden on taxpayers.

To achieve these goals, courts will consider:

  • The financial conditions and needs of the recipient spouse
  • The recipient’s ability to earn income for himself or herself
  • The paying spouse’s ability to provide support

When Can Alimony Be Terminated in Utah?

Alimony obligations may be terminated for a number of reasons. Sometimes alimony terminates automatically when it reaches an expiration date specified in the divorce decree. Courts cannot order a party to make alimony payments for a period longer than the marriage lasted. In addition, alimony terminates when the recipient spouse dies, remarries, or cohabitates with another person.

Seeking Alimony Modifications: What You Need to Know

In some situations, circumstances do change after the initial amount of alimony has been calculated. If either party thinks that the circumstances have changed significantly, they may file a petition with the court for an order to have alimony modified.

The court is unlikely to modify alimony to address the needs of the recipient if these needs did not exist at the time the initial alimony amount was calculated. Our Salt Lake County alimony attorneys can represent you if you are seeking to modify an alimony award or if you wish to block your ex-spouse’s efforts to modify alimony.

Understanding Alimony Modification in South Jordan, UT

Yes, alimony can be modified if there are significant changes in circumstances after the initial amount of alimony has been calculated. A petition can be filed with the court to have alimony modified.

Get Expert Alimony Assistance: Contact Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC at (801) 515-4133 for a Consultation.


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