Columbia Alimony Attorney

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If you are thinking about a divorce, protect your rights and contact a Columbia, S.C. alimony attorney at The Steele Law Firm, LLC.

A marriage is not only a personal partnership between two people, it is an economic partnership as well. The courts recognize this concept and attempt to make a fair and equitable distribution of assets and debts and may also order one party to pay alimony to the other in certain situations. If you stayed at home and raised children while supporting your spouse in his or her career or you worked to put your spouse through college or professional school, you may have a claim for alimony. If you earned substantially less than your spouse during a long-term marriage, then the court may award you alimony to allow you to maintain a certain standard of living. If you are disabled and unable to work, alimony may also be appropriate.

At The Steele Law Firm, LLC, I understand what you are going through and how divorce can negatively impact your life and that of your family both emotionally and financially. Rest assured that I will aggressively advocate for you and work tirelessly for an outcome that will allow you to get on with your life with dignity and confidence for a better future.

South Carolina Alimony

South Carolina Alimony Factors Include:

  • Duration of marriage
  • Age of each spouse
  • Physical and mental condition of each spouse
  • Educational background of each spouse
  • Employment and earning potential of each spouse
  • Standard of living during the marriage
  • Marital misconduct
  • Tax consequences of alimony
  • Custody of children
  • Other support obligations

Types of Alimony in South Carolina

Periodic Alimony

Permanent, periodic alimony: Terminated on death of either spouse; remarriage of the supported spouse; continued cohabitation of supported spouse; and is modifiable upon a change in circumstances.

Lump Sum Alimony

Lump sum alimony: set amount of alimony for a finite period of time. May be payable in one installment or over a period of time. It is non-modifiable.

Rehabilitative Alimony

Rehabilitative alimony: Designed to enable the supported spouse to become self-supporting. May be payable in one installment or over a period of time.

Reimbursement Alimony

Reimbursement alimony: Awarded when the court finds it necessary to reimburse the supported spouse from the future earnings of the payor spouse based upon circumstances or events that occurred during the marriage. May be payable in one installment or over a period of time.

Columbia Alimony Attorney Working for Your Best Interests

I have had the honor of being an attorney for over 20 years representing clients and their interests in stressful and life-altering situations. I understand that the divorce process can be confusing, stressful, and often-times expensive. In order to obtain the best results possible, you need to hire an experienced litigator who can present your case effectively and who will protect your rights and that of your family.

When you hire The Steele Law Firm, LLC, you will get an attorney who will represent you aggressively and compassionately and will work hard to get a positive outcome for you. I understand what’s at stake for you and your family and you have my word that I will be on your side throughout the process fighting for you.

Don’t hesitate to call me today at (803) 402-8544. I am available 24/7 to offer you legal counsel.

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