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What Are The Difficulties of Alimony


When an individual is seeking divorcemarriageonce was There are many people who are not entitled to alimony. Cases where both parties are young and earn similar incomes, usually end with no one being entitled to alimony. However, individuals who have to pay alimony may find themselves in a difficult situation. It is common that a person who has to pay alimony is in good health, has a long work history, an advanced education and makes more money then their spouse. This individual can be a man or a woman, since the courts will not consider gender an issue when deciding on a person's alimony rights. Individuals getting divorces can have a hard time fighting alimony cases in court if the facts speak for themselves.

Some people do not mind paying alimony. These alimony cases usually involve amicable divorces between couples that respect each other. A spouse may believe it is in their child's best interest to spend a lot time with the other parent. Alimony payments may make it possible for one parent to stay home and raise the children. However, many divorces are hostile and can get even worse when one party is seeking alimony. One may have to make expensive or long-term alimony payments, depending on their spouse's circumstances.

Individuals trying to receive payments before the divorce is final will also experience some difficulties in court. When people seek alimony, court cases rely on proof of need. The burden of proof will usually fall on the plaintiff, or the one who files a motion to seek alimony. It can fall on the defendant, but it usually will not. That individual must prove that they are entitled to alimony and that the other spouse is capable of paying it. Proof of entitlement can be difficult, depending on the circumstances.

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