Divorce & Separation
The end of a marriage is a confusing time. Emotions run high, financial entanglements are ripped apart, and people have to face an uncertain future. Competent counsel will alleviate these concerns by walking clients through the maze of laws and procedures for them.
Often, parties are able to resolve a divorce through a “Separation Agreement.” This document allows the parties to agree, out of court, how assets and debts will be divided, and even how the parties will calculate child support, child custody, and alimony.
Alimony is an amount paid by a supporting spouse to a dependent spouse upon termination of the marriage. Certain factors, such as extramarital affairs by either party, can impact an alimony determination. The duration and amount of alimony is not a black and white calculation, but rather is determined after analyzing several factors such as the length of the marriage, the parties’ incomes, the age and mental condition of the spouses, property acquired during the marriage, and any special needs of each spouse.
Because of the number of issues involved in a divorce or separation, Mason and Mason carefully analyzes its client’s claims and defenses in the best, most compelling light possible.