When determining whether to award spousal support, Virginia courts must consider the circumstances and factors that contributed to the dissolution of the marriage.
In determining the nature, amount and duration of an award of spousal support, courts must consider a multitude of factors including, but not limited to:
- the financial needs of the parties
- the standard of living established during the marriage
- the duration of the marriage
- the age, physical and mental condition of the parties
- the contributions of each party to the marriage
- the property interests of each party
- the earning capacity, skills and education of each party
- the career, economic and educational decisions made by the parties during the marriage
- the extent one party contributed to the education, training or career of the other party
- and other necessary factors
Whether you are seeking spousal support, defending against your spouse’s demand for spousal support or attempting to amend an existing spousal support order, Janus & Stone, P.C. can help you.