Scottsdale, AZ, September 21, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Understanding the scope of alimony or spousal support is important when it comes to the divorce process, according to the experienced Arizona family law attorneys at Corso & Rhude, who know that having an attorney well-versed in family law is essential in any Arizona divorce case.
In Arizona, alimony is often referred to as spousal support and spousal maintenance. Spousal support is an area of family law which uses complex calculations to determine need (if any), the amount to be paid and the duration of support to either spouse.
“The question of spousal support is often one of the most difficult issues people face when they are involved in divorce or legal separation proceedings,” said John Rhude, founding partner of Corso & Rhude. “It’s important to arm yourself with a divorce lawyer who will fight for your rights.”
Spousal support is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other spouse to support them - usually for a determined length of time. Spousal support is intended to assist a spouse in meeting his or her reasonable needs when those needs cannot be met through employment or property.
When seeking spousal support, the family law attorneys at the Law Office of Corso & Rhude are available to put their experience to work to ensure their clients’ interests are represented in court.
“Spousal support may be awarded to a husband or wife in Arizona for any of a number of reasons,” Rhude said. “The amount and duration of support is usually determined by the court and is assessed on a case-by-case basis, which makes having an experienced lawyer on your side very important.”
There are several factors considered when determining the amount of spousal support to award:
- The ability of the spouse to provide for his or her reasonable needs through employment or property.
- The age or condition of children for whom the spouse is the caregiver.
- The length of time needed to re-educate for the workforce.
- The duration of the marriage.
- The standard of living during the marriage.
- The age of the spouse and his or her ability to become gainfully employed due to age.
For more information on how spousal support is awarded and calculated, please visit http://crfamilylaw.com.
Regardless of the situation, the family law attorneys at Corso & Rhude pride themselves on being both professional and caring advocates for their clients. They recognize the importance of not only professional representation, but also the need for compassion and understanding with their clients, stressing honesty and communication throughout the process.
“As a rule, we stress both a personal touch with all of our clients and a commitment to delivering the fairest results,” Rhude said. “Our approach to practicing law begins and ends with making sure each and every client receives the most professional representation possible.”
In addition to spousal support cases, the experienced attorneys at Corso & Rhude handle all types of Arizona family law cases, including Arizona divorce issues such as child custody, child support, alimony disputes, divorce mediation, hidden asset issues and visitation rights.
The experienced family law attorneys at Corso & Rhude serve clients throughout Arizona, including the cities of Ahwatukee, Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, El Mirage, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson and Youngtown.
To schedule a free consultation, please visit www.corsorhude.com or call (480) 471-4616. The Law Office of Corso & Rhude, PLLC is located at 14500 N. Northsight Blvd., Suite 116 in Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260.