Alimony Lawyers In Fairfax
Experienced Representation For Spousal Support & Spousal Maintenance In Northern Virginia
One of the most common concerns about divorce is spousal support, who is entitled to receive it and who may be required to pay spousal support to a separated partner. Virginia law governing divorce and spousal support can be difficult to understand which is why you should trust your separation to the experienced spousal support lawyers from the Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC. Our firm will work with you to create a personalized approach to your case and ensure that your rights are protected throughout your divorce.
If you have questions regarding spousal support call (703) 721-7640 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and schedule a consultation with the dedicated spousal support lawyers from our firm.
How Is Spousal Support Awarded?
In Virginia, “alimony” or “spousal maintenance” is called spousal support. Spousal support is granted to a spouse who is less financially independent than the other spouse. These payments can help reduce the financial impact that a divorce will have on the spouse who is awarded spousal support and may help to support a lifestyle similar to what they were used to during the course of the marriage.
Many factors are often taken into consideration regarding the awarding of spousal support, including:
- The duration of the marriage
- The potential to earn income
- The earning capacity of the spouses during the marriage
- Contributions during the marriage, including who was the homemaker and who was the main source of income
- Assets and debt
- Living standards and history set in the marriage
Spousal support is not required to finalize a divorce, but a court may consider awarding spousal support in certain circumstances in addition to awarding a divorce. If a spouse is awarded spousal support, the support may come in periodic payments, or it may be ordered as an up-front, lump sum payment. In the case of periodic payments, the payments may be granted on a month-to-month basis for an indefinite period of time or may be ordered to cease after a predetermined period. These considerations will be noted in the final order of divorce and may, under certain circumstances, be modified at a later date. Spousal support may also be awarded by a court early in a court action to provide immediate, needed relief to a spouse.
Work With A Family Law Firm For Military & Government Professionals
At the Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC, our Fairfax family law attorneys understand that this time in your life may be difficult, but we are always ready to provide honest, reliable answers to your questions. Having a lawyer on your side can help keep the divorce process as smooth as possible and reduce the potential for further complications.
Our firm was established by a former U.S. Army officer who has extensive experience in helping military families and government professionals. We can help you obtain spousal support, work with you to understand the laws governing spousal support, and represent you both in and out of court.
For more information on how we can help in Prince William, Loudoun, Arlington, and Stafford Counties and the City of Alexandria in Northern Virginia call us at (703) 721-7640 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays and schedule a consultation.
Why Hire Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC?
Our Attorney is a former
U. S. Army officer.
Our firm is award winning & top rated..
We serve clients domestically & internationally.
Located close to the Fairfax County Courthouse.
We have over 30 years of legal experience.
Without his guidance and representation I am confident that I would be lost and without my children.
“I could not be more grateful to Mike for what he has done for me and my family.”
Your validation has pulled his life out of quicksand.
“You've given him hope and thoughts of a productive future. He has reason to persevere.”
Divorce wasn’t easy, I’m glad Sarah was my lawyer.
“I chose this law office on the recommendation of a friend who went through a divorce just before I did, and I am grateful for my friend's own misery (we both laugh now about our not so fun times). Although I wouldn't wish a divorce on anyone (stick it out and try every day to make it work, or until about the sixth time she tells you she wants a divorce!), for my marriage there wasn't another option. As miserable a time as I had through more than two years of separation and divorce proceedings, I am happy that Sarah and her team were with me. Sarah always ensured my interests were protected, and her legal advice was always spot on. We never encountered any legal setbacks other than spending more time in court than expected because of the other side's actions. She was proactive in every way possible, and seemed to be a step ahead of the other side. With Sarah's help I finalized my divorce on my terms and gave up nothing that mattered to me. Thank you!”
I want to thank you for your wise counsel and words of encouragement over the last 18 months.
“It was an ordeal for me, but your assistance undoubtedly made it easier. ”
There is probably only a handful of attorneys of his experience and caliber.
“His practice is almost fully electronic, which keeps costs down and enables him to help military families even stationed overseas.”
I can always count on receiving timely and substantive advice
“Sarah has been working on my divorce and follow-on support/visitation issues for several years. I can always count on receiving timely and substantive advice regarding any situation or question I may have, no matter how novel. I think her best trait is that she knows my situation inside and out and understands the mindset of my ex-wife. This ability allows her to provide advice on my case that I may be blindsided by because I am too close to the trees to see the forest. I cannot describe how much confidence I have knowing that I have an attorney like Sarah in my corner for any future battles with my ex.”
It is not only the legal work – but the feeling of protection, understanding, and caring that sets you apart.
“I thank you both for bolstering me up and looking out for me when I needed it most.”
I was blessed to have you and your team to represent me, it was worth every penny!
“You all showed that you had my needs and desires at the forefront. ”