Spousal support, also known as alimony, is an important issue in any divorce or separation case involving spouses who are financially dependent on each other. At Justice Legal Group, we have a team of skilled attorneys who can help you understand your rights and options when it comes to spousal support and assist you in negotiating a fair and reasonable arrangement.
In New Mexico, the court has the discretion to award spousal support to a dependent spouse in a divorce or legal separation case. The purpose of spousal support is to help the dependent spouse maintain their standard of living and become self-sufficient after the divorce.
The court will consider a number of factors when determining whether to award spousal support and, if so, how much to award. These factors may include the length of the marriage, the age and health of each spouse, the earning capacity of each spouse, the standard of living during the marriage, and the financial needs and resources of each spouse.
Spousal support can be awarded on a temporary or permanent basis, depending on the circumstances. Temporary spousal support is designed to provide financial support to the dependent spouse while the divorce is pending, while permanent spousal support is designed to provide ongoing support after the divorce is final.
If you are involved in a divorce or separation case and have questions about spousal support, don’t hesitate to contact Justice Legal Group at 505-880-8737. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to help you.