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Alimony Lawyers in Fort Mill

Financial Support After a Divorce in York County

Alimony is money that one spouse is ordered to pay for the support of the other spouse in a divorce. A third party, typically a judge, reviews the case and orders which spouse will pay alimony and how much. Child custody, the amount of non-marital property, income and education levels, expected lifestyle, and more can impact the judge’s decision.

Alimony may be ordered on a temporary basis (during the divorce proceeding), or permanently, possibly starting before divorce finalization. Read on to learn more or contact our divorce lawyers in Fort Mill and Rock Hill to discuss your unique situation.

Five Types of Alimony

South Carolina law delineates five types of alimony. Almost all of them end upon the remarriage, continuing cohabitation, or death of the supported spouse, and sometimes under other circumstances, noted below.

  • Periodic alimony is paid on an ongoing basis. The amount may change (or payments may end) based on circumstances determined by the judge.
  • Lump sum alimony is a set amount that is decided by a judge. It may be paid in one installment or several. Lump sum alimony terminates on the death of the supported spouse, but no other circumstances.
  • Rehabilitative alimony terminates upon conditions decided by the judge: remarriage, continued cohabitation, or even completion of education or job training that will allow the spouse to support him or herself. It may be paid in one installment or periodically.
  • Reimbursement alimony is designed to repay the supported spouse for investments, either of time or money, made for the spouse being ordered to pay alimony.
  • Separate alimony is paid to support a spouse before a divorce happens. It terminates when the divorce is finalized.

Is It Possible to Change My Alimony Order?

If changing circumstances have made your alimony order unfair, you can seek to have it modified. You will need to prove that the changes justify a modification—and for that, you’ll need experienced legal representation.

At Holland Law LLC, we are aggressive to pursue your interests, compassionate towards your family situation, and experienced in navigating family court. Since 2011, we’ve helped hundreds of families in Fort Mill, Indian Land, and York and Lancaster counties from our offices in Rock Hill and Fort Mill resolve disputes and move forward.

Reach out to us at (803) 500-4140 to learn how we can help in your unique situation.

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