life insurance, love and charity concept - closeup of womans cupped hands showing paper man familyPart of running a law office that specializes in both family matters and criminal matters includes that we see a wide range of issues, experiences, and run-ins with an even wider range of individuals and businesses. Indeed, practicing the law can be considered more of an art than a science, and sometimes it truly comes down to which side has a better grasp of the law and ability to make the most convincing argument. When handling the difficult side of family issues, this is extremely important. In today’s blog, your Milford, CT attorneys discuss the differences between child support, spousal support, and alimony.

Child Support

Family law can be such a rewarding practice in certain situations. For many others, however, it is a devastating and emotion-filled time. Being able to not only help guide our clients through troubling times but to do so with an empathetic and understanding hand is our primary goal, and we want to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.

In times of divorce or separation where there is one or more children involved, finances can become very strained. Not only this, but making the adjustment from a dual income to a single income can complicate matters even further. As such, it is important to ask an attorney about possible child support options.

Child support is considered funds and finances delegated to raising a child or children. In the event of divorce, the non-custodial parent is often expected to pay child support to the custodial parent. Further, the parameters of the agreement are settled before a judge. For more information about this process, give our team a call today.

Spousal Support or Alimony

In cases where there is not a child or children present, either party undergoing a divorce or legal separation can seek alimony or spousal support. Essentially, this is financial support that one spouse pays to the other during and after the separation process. Not all divorces qualify for alimony payments, but more information can be sought from your attorneys. Give our office a call today to learn about your options.

Other Factors to Consider

In terms of other support, there are a number of family-related services and resources that the state of Connecticut has to offer. While you may not know exactly where to begin, our team will. We recommend scheduling a consultation with our office so that you can learn about your rights and legal protections before undergoing one of the more difficult times in your life.

Learn More Today

Contact The Law Office of Larracuente & Goulden, LLC in Milford, CT by calling 203-951-6688 to learn more about the intricacies of the family law process, and schedule your initial consultation with a member of our team today.