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Fredericksburg Spousal Support Lawyer

Ensuring Fair Support Agreements

A. Lewis Lowery, Jr., Attorney at Law, PLC has 30 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.

Call (540) 999-1886 now to schedule a consultation with our team.

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 there has been a material change in either party’s circumstances that necessitates an adjustment. If you wish to request a modification, you will have to file a petition with the court and prove your need for the adjustment.

If your spouse is falling behind on their spousal support payments or flat-out refusing to pay you, you can seek an enforcement action. Our spousal support attorney in Fredericksburg can help you navigate this process and ensure that you get the full payment to which you are entitled.

We Are Dedicated to Helping You

As an experienced family lawyer, Attorney Lowery has an in-depth understanding of Virginia’s spousal support laws. We are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the support you need or that you pay only the correct amount for your specific situation.

Contact our firm at (540) 999-1886 to schedule an appointment today.

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    Attorney A. Lewis Lowery, Jr. is an experienced trial attorney who has been practicing criminal and family law in the Fredericksburg area for 30 years . A lifelong Virginia resident, Lowery received his law degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. After graduation, he worked as a prosecutor, serving as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for the Cities of Alexandria and Fredericksburg. When he moved into private practice in 1993, he established two successful partnerships: The first ...
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