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Consult with a highly qualified spousal support attorney in Baton Rouge, LA

Spousal support is an important issue in many divorce proceedings. Whether you are seeking spousal support or being asked to provide it, your attorney may have a major impact on the amount of money you receive or are required to pay. If you want to work with a dedicated lawyer, you should contact Esposito Law Firm in Baton Rouge, LA.

Dean Esposito has been practicing law since 1995, and he has represented numerous clients seeking spousal support and opposing payment of spousal support. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about the ins and outs of divorce law.

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Learn about the 2 types of spousal support

As an experienced spousal support attorney, Dean Esposito can walk you through the differences between the two types of spousal support obligations which are:

  1. Interim periodic spousal support—this type of spousal support is designed to keep the receiving party in the same standard of living that he or she had during the marriage. When awarding interim period spousal support, the court does not consider fault in the breakup of the marriage. If awarded, interim periodic spousal support expires 6 months after the date of the divorce.
  2. Final spousal support—this type of spousal support is only awarded if the receiving party is free of fault in the breakup of the marriage. It is designed to cover the bare necessities, not keep the recipient at the same standard of living they had before. It typically expires upon death or remarriage of the recipient.

The award of spousal support can help the recipient pay his or her living expenses or greatly affect the payor's ability to meet his or her financial obligations, so it is important to retain an experienced attorney. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Contact us today to partner with a knowledgeable attorney.