Raleigh Rehabilitative Alimony Attorney

Divorce can be emotionally devastating. For many people, it can also be financially disastrous. In addition to the legal costs of the divorce itself, you may have to reenter the workforce after years spent raising your family full-time while your spouse focused on his or her career. If this is your situation, talk to your Raleigh family lawyer about the possibility of rehabilitative alimony.

What is Rehabilitative Alimony?

Alimony, or spousal support, is a divorce-related agreement where a certain sum of financial support is paid from one spouse to another, usually on a monthly basis. There are several types of alimony available. “Rehabilitative alimony” is the most common type of alimony awarded today. It lasts a relatively short amount of time, usually from two to five years, depending on what the court decides is appropriate.

With its short shelf life, rehabilitative alimony is not designed to be a permanent source of income. Instead, it is designed to provide support to a spouse as he or she gains the skills and training necessary to become reestablished in the workforce. This might require going back to school, receiving vocational training, or reconnecting with old colleagues.

Not everyone is eligible for rehabilitative alimony. If you and your spouse are both well-established in your careers and have similar incomes, neither of you will likely be considered for rehabilitative alimony. A good Raleigh alimony lawyer can review your case and explain your options.

Raleigh Family Lawyer

Our firm’s Raleigh family lawyers have handled many successful alimony cases for clients in Raleigh and surrounding counties. If you think you have a case for rehabilitative alimony, contact us to schedule a free consultation with a top Raleigh family lawyer today.