Am I Guaranteed Alimony After a South Carolina Divorce?

Our David W. Martin Law Group divorce attorneys in Fort Mill and Rock Hill know how difficult it is to start over once your marriage is dissolved.

Divorce is often accompanied by more than physical and emotional challenges, but financial adjustments that can change your immediate and ongoing lifestyle.

When the financial burden becomes more than a challenge in South Carolina, one spouse may pursue alimony or spousal support to bridge the inequity of the divorce.

Our York County family law attorneys explain how spousal support is determined, and who may or may not be eligible for financial support during and after their divorce.

How is Spousal Support Determined in South Carolina?

Our family law attorneys in Fort Mill and Rock Hill can help you determine your eligibility for alimony by outlining your divorce details, just as the court will consider them when weighing whether you receive spousal support.

Those details may include, but are not limited to:

  • Fault-based reasons for divorce
  • Separate and marital assets of each spouse
  • Child custody and child support agreements, when applicable
  • Each spouse’s education, employment history, and ability to earn
  • Length of your marriage, and the standard of living during that time

If the court believes that the other spouse is at a financial disadvantage and the other spouse has the means to make the payments, alimony will typically — but not always — be awarded.

How Can I Increase My Chances of Receiving Alimony in South Carolina?

Working with a skilled family law attorney in Rock Hill and Fort Mill will help increase the probability of being awarded alimony, simply because of our knowledge and experience appealing to the court that your living conditions and financial standing will be drastically and negatively altered without spousal support.

Once we can determine that spousal support is a necessary part of your divorce proceedings, we will move forward with preparing the legal paperwork necessary to pursue the award.

Our South Carolina spousal support lawyer will provide:

  • Evidence to support the recipient’s overall spousal support needs
  • Determine which type of support is required going forward, including temporary and/or long-term
  • A complete review of the other spouse’s finances and ability to pay to assess an accurate calculation of payments

Discussing your overall financial needs with our South Carolina alimony attorneys will allow you to make informed decisions about your future, so together we can pursue the spousal support you deserve.

Marital Misconduct & Alimony in South Carolina

South Carolina law prohibits alimony to spouses who committed adultery before their divorce agreements are final. However, adultery cannot be simply an allegation. There must be proof that cheating occurred, so the court can weigh the facts of the case to disallow spousal support in any form.

Contact Our Experienced Divorce and Spousal Support Attorneys in Fort Mill and Rock Hill, South Carolina Today

If you have questions about what your financial future will look like after a divorce in South Carolina, contact our skilled family law attorneys in Fort Mill and Rock Hill today at (803) 548-2468 to discuss your unique circumstances.



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