There is currently much debate about the role of alimony in a society where women represent more than half the workforce. Many states have reformed alimony laws, doing away with lifetime alimony in favor of caps on total amounts or term limits. However, in Connecticut, alimony is still based on the continuing duty of the affluent spouse to support the less affluent spouse. This means that in some cases, wives will pay alimony to their husbands. However, the continuing duty is open to interpretation and Connecticut judges have wide latitude in rendering decisions.
Under a system that permits a judge to decide on anything from lifetime alimony to no award at all, you need a skilled West Hartford lawyer who can capably argue your case and obtain the most favorable judgment available to you. The Law Offices of H. Dyke N. Spear, Jr. has more than 30 years of experience in Connecticut family court, successfully advocating for alimony judgments that meet the needs of our clients.
Life doesn’t stand still. People change jobs, lose jobs or retire. Divorced parties often remarry. As your ability to pay child support or your need for support changes, it may become necessary to receive a court-approved modification in your alimony schedule. Unfortunately, modifications are not always easy to come by. You need an experienced family law attorney who can make a persuasive case, who understands the judge’s thinking and who can anticipate and rebut the opposing party’s objections.
Get strong representation for your difficult alimony case. To schedule a free half-hour consultation with The Law Offices of H. Dyke N. Spear, Jr., call us at 860.470.3296. You may contact us any time, 24 hours a day, and leave a voice-mail message if there’s no answer. We’ll get back to you promptly. We serve clients throughout Hartford County and Tolland County, Connecticut with very flexible office hours.