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How to Know if You Qualify for Alimony

Alimony or spousal support can be awarded to a spouse that needs it, following the hearing of a divorce case. New Mexico courts look at the financial responsibilities and needs of both spouses to determine who of them gets alimony and how much it will be. The spouse asking for support should prove to the court that he or she requires it. To know if you qualify for alimony, it is best that [...]

Common Factors that Affect Spousal Support

The court will determine if a spouse needs alimony or not, as well as how much that spouse is supposed to receive and for how long. The court doesn’t just make assumptions when upholding a spousal support order. It considers many options when making decisions and calculations. The court does not award spousal support by default. It is not automatically given when a divorce case is being heard. Alimony has to be duly [...]