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After making the often-difficult decision to end a marriage, you want to get your life back to normal as quickly as possible. If you are a spouse who spent the last few years caring for a home and children, rather than working a 9 to 5 job, this may not be as easy as it sounds. This is true for either a husband or a wife as these days either one can ask for spousal support from the other.

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When determining the need for support and the amount to be awarded, a judge will take various things into account. Some of these are the length of the marriage, the income earned by each spouse, the health and age of each spouse, the obligations to dependent children, and more. If you are in the midst of a divorce and would like to know if you can ask for support, or if you are a spouse being asked to provide support, you should contact a competent attorney to learn how the law applies to you. Here at The Layfield Law Firm, Beau Layfield ensures that each case is carefully prepared to assure he receive the best outcome for his clients.

    Types of Spousal Support

    There are basically two types of spousal support in Louisiana:

    • Interim Spousal Support- This may be granted while the divorce is pending and potentially for a limited period of time after this divorce is final. The claimant spouse must show a need for support and that the payor spouse has the ability to pay, with consideration given to the standard of living enjoyed by the parties during the marriage.
    • Final Spousal Support- This may be granted permanently, indefinitely, or until a court-ordered termination or modification. The claimant spouse must prove that he or she has a need, that the payor spouse has the ability to pay, and that the claimant spouse was free from fault in causing the break-up of the marriage. This is a very difficult burden that is rarely met, but Beau Layfield has previously achieved success at trial by proving that his client was free from fault in causing the break-up of the marriage.

    Determining which support option is best for you will require the help of an experienced divorce attorney familiar with these types of cases. When retaining Beau Layfield's services, you will benefit from his years of experience in all aspects of family law, including spousal support.