The truth is that you could earn financial help through your divorce.
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Unfortunately, divorce can really change a person’s life. Perhaps you have made plans for your life and nothing turns out that way. You may need to sell the home you raised your family in and find something smaller and more decent for an income.
If you stayed at home to raise your family, suddenly you need to find a job to support your family. You cannot continue to stay at home while your husband or wife supports you.
For this reason, many spouses try to get alimony. This money will be used to help her start her new life. Sometimes the alimony is only enough for a few months, while others can get alimony for years.
So why do you earn alimony? Here are some reasons why you might be entitled to help from your ex-spouse.
If you stayed home to support your spouse’s career. There are some spouses who prefer their significant other to stay at home to make the other more successful.
They know they can focus on their careers while everything else is done at home. Dinner will be ready when they get home. Your laundry is always ready for the next day. They know that their spouse will make sure everything goes perfectly and all they have to do is work.
They can call and run errands when needed. Not only that, but they may throw a dinner party simply because they have the time. When they need help around the office, they know they can count on their spouse.
This can also be the case if one spouse has been working while the other is in college. Many couples start college, while others may go back to pursue more degrees. If one person worked hard while the other focused on their education, their career would not be where it is today without the help of their spouse. They deserve some kind of recognition for all their hard work.
Many couples also work together when starting a business. Since you may not be able to afford employees in the beginning, both of you may have to put in the long hours required to run a successful business. Even after the company has grown, you may have continued to work together and see the business thrive.
What happens to the company after the divorce? Most divorced couples cannot build a business together if they are at odds. A person may need to go out of business and find another job that they enjoy just as much. As this may take some time, they may need financial support to do so.
Many mothers give up their careers to stay at home and raise their children. The same goes for fathers. There are many fathers who are at home with the children while their wives work.
However, as soon as the divorce is final, they have to go back to work. They may not be up to speed and it may take them a few months to find the right job. They may even have to start at the bottom and work their way back up. This isn’t fair to qualified parents who focus on their children for a few years.
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Even if you think you don’t deserve child support, you may want to speak to your attorney. You may be eligible for financial assistance when you get back on your feet. This is especially true for those who have given up great careers to support loved ones, whether in business or through college. They may also have taken a few years off to raise children and may struggle to find another job of the same caliber.
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