Alimony Lawyer

Alimony Lawyer

Spousal support (alimony) can be one of the most complex and potentially contentious aspects of a divorce. An experienced divorce lawyer can advise you of your rights, help you anticipate how a Court will analyze a spousal support claim, and ensure that your rights are protected.

If you need to speak with an experienced divorce lawyer, we encourage you to contact Clark, Byarlay & Sparks. We represent clients in Little Rock and the surrounding areas in divorce and family law matters. We have extensive experience in divorce cases in which a client is seeking or opposing a spousal support award.

Spousal Support in Arkansas

An Arkansas Court may award spousal support to either spouse. The Court will review a number of factors including the length of the marriage, earning capacity of each spouse and the needs of each spouse.

While there is no bright-line test for determining when support will be awarded, the Court will closely examine the need of the spouse seeking support and the ability of the other spouse to pay support. The Court has wide discretion to grant or deny support, and to fashion a support order in an amount and for a duration it determines appropriate. To avoid the uncertainty of trial, spouses may reach an agreement on spousal support claims as part of a Marital Settlement Agreement.

Alimony Lawyer

Protect Your Rights

If you are getting divorced, contact an experienced divorce attorney at Clark, Byarlay & Sparks. With more than 80 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys can ensure that your rights are protected.

If spousal support is disputed in your case, we can negotiate on your behalf directly with your spouse’s attorney or your spouse directly if he or she does not have legal counsel. We can attempt to negotiate a fair Marital Settlement Agreement that resolves the issue of spousal support and all other issues present in your divorce.

If negotiation is not effective, we can attempt to effectively resolve any disputes through mediation. If your case is not resolved by agreement, we will vigorously defend your rights at trial. Our divorce attorneys prepare meticulously for the possibility of trial in each case and offer extensive trial experience.

Divorce Attorney

Divorce Attorney

Property division is a critical component of any divorce. The manner in which property is divided can have a significant impact on an individual’s immediate and future security.

If you have decided to file for divorce or your spouse has initiated divorce proceedings, it is important that you have qualified legal counsel to ensure that your financial rights and interests are protected.

The Divorce attorneys are prepared to handle any property division dispute or financial issue that may arise in your case, including:

    • Division of retirement accounts
    • Business valuations and divisions
    • Property classification disputes (marital vs. non-marital)
    • Tracing of commingled funds
    • Division of real estate and the marital home
    • Division of investment assets
    • Spousal support (alimony) claims
    • Child support disputes

Experienced Representation

At our firm, you will receive the sound advice and experienced representation you need. Our attorneys have more than 80 years of combined legal experience.

As experienced negotiators and trial lawyers, we will ensure that your rights are protected. We will do everything we can to resolve your case as efficiently as possible. We are typically able to resolve cases without the necessity of protracted litigation, while fully protecting our clients’ rights. When a case must go to court, however, we have experienced trial lawyers who will vigorously defend your financial and parental rights.