Looking For Des Moines Area Attorney To Handle Your Alimony Case?

When couples separate, one of the biggest concerns is the issue of financial support. It can be quite a shock to go from a two-income household to a single-income household, particularly if one spouse played the role of the "breadwinner." You may be worried that you will not receive enough support to help cover your expenses or, conversely, you may be worried that you will not have enough to provide for yourself once you have made support payments. That is why it is important to protect your interests with experienced legal representation.

Learn More About Alimony And How I Can Help

I am Debra Hockett-Clark, a Des Moines area lawyer who has been handling alimony and other family legal matters for more than 20 years. My practice is devoted exclusively to family law and I will provide you with the personalized attention you deserve during this difficult time. Call 515-650-4608 for a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.

How Are Alimony Payments Determined?

Spousal support, or alimony, payments are not guaranteed in the state of Iowa. However, the court may order spousal support as part of a divorce agreement at its discretion. The court will weigh a number of different factors to determine how alimony should be awarded, including:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The age and health of the parties
  • The potential earning capacity of the parties
  • The likelihood of both parties becoming self-sufficient
  • The division of assets and debt
  • The terms of a prenuptial agreement

As an attorney with more than two decades of experience, I will help you determine whether spousal support is warranted in your case and, if so, how much should be paid and for how long.

Reach Out To My Polk County Law Office For Help With Your Family Law Needs

I can help you with issues concerning alimony and all other family law matters. Contact me online or call 515-650-4608 to schedule a free initial consultation. For your convenience, all major credit cards are accepted.