The Timeline of Spousal Support in Virginia

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 by Hofheimer Family Law

The spousal support in Virginia system is designed to help the lower-earning spouse make ends meet following the divorce. Divorce is a financially difficult time for many people, but your Norfolk divorce attorney will work toward getting you the best outcome possible.

It is especially important for women who made the decisions to stay home and raise their children rather than pursuing careers, because it can be difficult to find work after having been out of the work force for some time.

Factors that can Affect Virginia Spousal Support

Many of the same factors that affect the amount of support will also affect how long you’ll receive Virginia spousal support:

  • duration of the marriage;
  • monetary and non-monetary contributions both parties made to the marriage;
  • age of the parties;
  • physical and mental health of the parties;
  • both parties’ earning capacity; and
  • many other factors.

Based on the details of the case, a family court judge might issue a lump sum payment or periodic payments. Rehabilitative support is another option or the judge may even grant you the right to ask for support at a future time.

Consult a Norfolk divorce attorney to find out how the guidelines surrounding spousal support will affect your particular case.

Contacting a Norfolk Divorce Attorney

At Hofheimer Family Law Firm, we understand that the health and happiness of your children is your #1 concern. We will work with you to address any fears and anxieties you may have about your children’s future. Our women’s-only divorce attorneys will guide you every step of the way to ensure that you achieve the best possible child custody and child support arrangements for you and your children.

To learn more about your Virginia divorce, request a FREE copy of our guide, What Every Virginia Woman Should Know About Divorce, or reserve your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.