Rights Of Working Spouses During Divorces
Are you facing divorce? Did you work during the marriage while your spouse stayed at home? If so, it is important to work with a lawyer who understands the unique factors that apply in your divorce, both financial and personal.
At Robertson, Oswalt & Associates, we represent clients throughout Arkansas in all matters of divorce and family law. We can answer all of your questions that apply to your status as the provider for your family.
Will I Have To Pay Spousal Support?
Spousal support (also called alimony) is not a factor in every divorce. In cases where one spouse stayed at home during the marriage to take care of kids or manage the household, spousal support is not always awarded. The court might rule that the stay-at-home spouse had the benefit of not working during the marriage. As long as the stay-at-home spouse has the ability to earn an income after the divorce is finalized, or if the marital estate is significant, spousal support may not be awarded.
Also, if the working spouse does not have the financial means to pay spousal support, it will likely not be a factor.
How Will Property Be Divided?
Property accumulated during the marriage is considered marital property. This can include real estate, cars, bank accounts, businesses and more. Marital property is subject to property division in a divorce.
Our attorneys can make sure that your property is divided fairly, according to Arkansas equitable division laws. We will consider all unique circumstances in negotiating or litigating the division of your property.
Questions? Schedule A Consultation Today.
If you are a working spouse who is facing divorce, we invite you to contact us to schedule a consultation. Simply complete our online contact form or call us at 501-588-4451 or toll free at 866-311-3815. Visa and Mastercard are accepted, and payment plans are available.