Rights Of Stay-At-Home Spouses During Divorce
Just as every marriage is different, every divorce is as well. In many marriages, one spouse has stayed home to take care of children or manage the household. In the event of a divorce, there are special considerations that should be made to account for the contributions of the non-working spouse.
At Robertson, Oswalt & Associates, we represent both stay-at-home and working spouses who are facing divorce.
Financial Stability After Divorce
If you were supported financially by your spouse during your marriage, you will most likely have to find a way to support yourself after your divorce is finalized. Although you may qualify for spousal support and/or child support, this is generally not considered a replacement for a steady income. And spousal support is only available if one spouse has the financial means to pay.
Of course, every divorce is different. You should discuss your particular circumstances with an attorney to ensure that your financial and personal interests are protected.
Divorce changes the lives of spouses and children. Preparing for the reality of spending less time with your children is something every divorcing spouse should do. And working with an attorney you trust — one who can help plan for a child custody arrangement that works for you and is good for your child — is very important.
Learn more about how we can help you develop a workable child custody/parenting plan arrangement.