alimony Tag

In initial consults, one of the most pressing questions clients have is whether their case is “an alimony case.” When determining whether to award alimony, the family court looks to thirteen statutory factors, as follows:  (1) the duration of the marriage together with the ages of...

Alimony Tax Implications Alimony, “spousal support” or “separate maintenance payments”, could have significant tax implications whether paid or received. Generally, the payer may deduct spousal support from his or her income, and the recipient must report alimony as taxable income. As a result, a divorce attorney...

A recent ruling by the South Carolina Supreme Court reversed and remanded the lower courts’ decisions to terminate spousal support based on the other spouse cohabitating with his girlfriend. McKinney v. Pedery The ex-wife (McKinney) sought a modification of alimony based upon: 1) her ex-husband’s (Pedery) continuous cohabitation with...

Two parties have returned, yet again, before the South Carolina Court of Appeals regarding a hotly debated topic in many marital litigations: alimony. Roof v. Steele During their marital litigation, the parties reached an agreement in which the husband (Steele) agreed to pay the wife (Roof) $300...

Unlike child support calculations, which generally follow the Department of Social Services Guidelines and the nifty Child Support Calculator attendant (see my earlier blog regarding the Child Support Calculator), there is no go-to Alimony Calculator or hardline test to determine whether one receives alimony and, if...