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Lawyers for Alimony in Stamford

High-end divorce or otherwise, it is important to remember that there is no automatic expectation to pay or receive alimony, and no magic number in determining the amount of spousal support to be paid. Every family, every case is different.

At the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant – Family Law, in Stamford, Connecticut, we treat each case in a unique way, personally tailoring our legal approach to your needs. Our attorneys understand that different needs require different approaches to help ensure the rights and interests of everyone — especially the children — are properly protected.

We generally use a list of state guidelines and fact-specific analysis to effectively determine how much alimony should be paid and by whom, taking into account a series of factors:

  • How the marital assets were divided
  • Length of the marriage
  • Age of both parties
  • Education levels of both parties
  • Health of both parties
  • Earnings of both parties
  • How assets were divided during the divorce
  • Age and number of children
  • Proceeds from selling a home
  • Capital gains from selling other assets
  • Fault (which carries only some weight)

The Tax Consequences of Alimony Payments

Alimony is deductible to the payer and taxable to the recipient, which is the opposite of child support. Child support is not a taxable event. At the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant – Family Law we consider the related tax laws and recapture problems with the IRS when calculating alimony payments. If necessary, our lawyers partner with highly respected financial professionals to make sure that your interests are protected.

Contact A Stamford, Connecticut Alimony Lawyer

To learn more about how we can help you with a legal matter, contact a Stamford, CT Alimony Lawyer from the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant – Family Law by calling us at 203-348-2465 or by completing our online contact form.

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