For some women that are getting a divorce, the idea of seeking financial support from an ex-husband rubs them the wrong way. Many women are successful in their own right and feel that they don’t need it. Some just want as clean a break as possible and don’t want to have to make the arrangements of receiving a monthly check. To others, accepting financial support seems like a reinforcement of what they thought was wrong with the marriage in the first place: that they were a lesser partner in the marriage instead of an equal and that they somehow weren’t valued.
These reservations are completely understandable. A divorce should be looked upon as the beginning of a new life rather than the ending of an old one, and holding on to the ways of the past can seem counter-productive. But at Hofheimer Family Law Firm, we believe that obtaining spousal support for our clients is a practical way of helping them move forward. It is both a reflection of what their contributions meant to the marriage and a way to give them the means to better their lives.
None of our clients are looking for a hand-out or charity. What they are looking for is a fair amount of income that will reflect the contributions that they made to the marriage, the sacrifices that they made for the family, and the means to move forward with their lives.
Some Things You Should Know About Virginia Spousal Support
There is a great deal of misconception about how spousal support works and what it is supposed to accomplish for the women who receive it. Some are under the assumption that it means that a man is supposed to support his ex-wife for as long as necessary, no matter the cost. Some are under the assumption that the ex-wife automatically gets half of everything.
In reality, there isn’t a particular formula. The amount of support can be determined by any number of factors, and the type of support that you can receive varies as well. You can receive support in one lump sum or on a monthly basis. You can receive it for a specific amount of time that can be determined by either a calendar or by how much your money you make per year.
What is important to any woman considering a divorce is to have a clear picture of what they want out of their new lives. Sometimes achieving your goals requires financial support. At Hofheimer Family Law Firm, our attorneys are experts helping you determine what your needs will be according to your future plans. We encourage our clients to meet with qualified financial planners, offer seminars on what you should know about Virginia divorce law, and fight to help our clients reach the best possible outcomes.
At Hofheimer Family Law Firm, our attorneys are experts at fighting for the fair compensation of our clients. This means that all of our lawyers and staff are dedicated to handling every facet of your divorce proceedings. We aren’t a huge, multi-purpose law firm that handles some divorce cases. We focus specifically on Virginia divorce, child custody, spousal support and property disputes, and we only accept women as our clients.
If you are considering divorce, contact our offices for a legal consultation today.