Video: Factors That Determine Alimony

One of the primary factors a court considers when determining whether or not a party in divorce is to pay alimony or spousal support is the financial needs of the other spouse. 

However, how courts determine an individual’s financial needs tends to vary.

Cordell & Cordell family law attorney Colby Pearce explains one of the more common ways courts go about determining alimony and then discusses the circumstances under which alimony may be modified or terminated.

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

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