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Fredericksburg Spousal Support Lawyer
Ensuring Fair Spousal Support Agreements in Virginia
A. Lewis Lowery, Jr., Attorney at Law, PLC has 35+ years of experience negotiating property settlement agreements that ensure fair alimony orders. We have guided clients step-by-step through the divorce process to ensure that their financial needs have been met and that payments are calculated correctly.
Whether you are contemplating divorce, seeking past-due spousal support payments, or requesting to modify an existing support order, our Fredericksburg spousal support attorney has the knowledge and skill to help you.
Determining Alimony in Virginia
In Virginia, neither party has any absolute right to alimony upon divorce. As such, spousal support is determined on a case-by-case basis. Though the law outlines general criteria that a judge should consider when awarding alimony, there are few guidelines to help them determine how much support should be awarded and how long those payments should last.
When determining an alimony award, the court will consider various factors, including:
- Each spouse’s income and earning potential
- Child custody arrangements, if applicable
- Whether one spouse forewent education or work opportunities for the sake of the marriage or to maintain the household
- The cost of living
- The lifestyle the couple enjoyed during the marriage
Modifying & Enforcing Spousal Support
The court may modify existing spousal support payments if a material change in either party’s circumstances necessitates an adjustment. If you wish to request a modification, you must file a petition with the court and prove your need for the adjustment.
You can seek enforcement action if your spouse needs to catch up on their spousal support payments or flat-out refuses to pay you. Our spousal support attorney in Fredericksburg can help you navigate this process and ensure you get the full payment to which you are entitled.
Contact Our Fredericksburg Spousal Support Attorney Today
Our Fredericksburg spousal support lawyer has an in-depth understanding of Virginia’s spousal support laws. We are dedicated to ensuring you receive the support you need or pay only the correct amount for your specific situation.
Contact A. Lewis Lowery, Jr., Attorney at Law, PLC, today to get started with our sposual support lawyer in Fredericksburg!
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At A. Lewis Lowery, Jr., Attorney at Law, PLC, you can find the knowledgeable, aggressive, and responsive representation that you need and deserve. Attorney Lewis Lowery is a former prosecutor who has also worked at Stafford County’s largest family law firm. He offers invaluable insights for your divorce or other family law case. As a proven litigator, he is not afraid to battle for your rights in the courtroom. But whether your case goes to trial or not, you can count on benefiting from one-on-one service from Mr. Lowery, who will personally answer your calls and emails, ensuring that you know where your case stands and what to expect ahead.