We work with our clients to understand all of the details of your specific situation. We understand this is a crucial matter that requires a skilled and competent attorney on your side.
Virginia Beach Family Law and divorce attorney Jennifer Oram-Smith has over 25 years’ experience representing clients in all family law matters, including both sides of spousal support cases.
Call the office of Oram-Smith Family Law at 757-226-0141 for a confidential legal consultation.
We are here to be your advocate and a trusted professional on you side.
Do I need Spousal Support?
When a couple decides to terminate their marriage, the divorce presents numerous challenges and many of those are financial. Divorce or legal separation can be particularly challenging when one spouse is dependent on the other. The stress of how to pay the bills on top of the termination of a relationship is a very taxing event.
Alimony laws in Virginia establish that temporary or permanent spousal support and maintenance (alimony) is determined in divorce cases based on a number of factors, including:
-The length of the marriage
-Salary of each spouse
-Earning capacity of each spouse
-Contributions by each spouse to the marriage
-Are there children living in the residence?