Spousal support (alimony) can be awarded when one spouse earns significantly more than the other or other special factors exist. An example is when one parent stays home to care for children in lieu of a career outside the home. If you need help understanding whether you deserve financial spousal support (alimony) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer can help.
About Alimony (Spousal Support or Maintenance) in New Mexico
New Mexico law allows either spouse to seek spousal support. Courts consider how long you have been married, the ability of each spouse to make a living, disabilities and other unique factors.
Spousal support (or alimony) may be ordered on a temporary or permanent basis. A judge may also award a certain amount of money to the lesser-earning spouse for something specific, such as money for higher education to better the spouse’s job prospects in the future.
Need Help with Alimony?
As an experienced divorce lawyer, Dorene Kuffer can provide you with sound advice about your ability to be awarded spousal support (alimony), or whether you should be paying it. Whether you are seeking spousal support or believe spousal support is being unfairly sought from you, Dorene Kuffer can advise you of your legal options and advocate for your interests inside and outside of court.
Contact our New Mexico Divorce Lawyer
When you work with Dorene Kuffer, you’ll receive a high degree of personalized attention. She possesses expertise in all areas of family and criminal law in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact our family law office today to schedule a consultation with Dorene Kuffer.