Unmatched Experience

Our team is comprised of three well-respected names from the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office.

Alimony law changes may have some wanting to divorce quickly

Ending a marriage is a major life change, and with changes to certain divorce-related laws coming up soon, many Arkansas residents may be wondering how to best handle important choices in the near future. In particular, changes to alimony law will go into effect in just a couple of months. As a result, some individuals may want to put their divorce proceedings into the next gear.

If individuals already have their marriage dissolution proceedings underway, they may be able to finalize their divorces before the alimony changes go into effect. Many individuals want to avoid being affected by the change because the new law would result in the paying party remaining responsible for the tax obligations associated with spousal support. As a result, some people who may have been dragging their feet in regard to legal proceedings may find themselves wanting to speed things up.

Of course, there are numerous people who will not have the ability to finalize their divorce cases before the end of the year. Just beginning the process can take months, which means that the new law will likely go into effect before proceedings get well underway. However, parties may be able to create settlement terms ahead of time that could address alimony. One stipulation to this action is that, if the settlement terms change, the new alimony law could then apply.

Dealing with alimony has often been a sticking point in divorce, but it has also been a useful negotiating tool. Now that the payors will remain responsible for tax obligations, many people may take a different view to spousal support. If Arkansas residents are concerned over this type of support and whether the law modifications will apply to them, they may want to talk about those concerns with their legal counsel.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

When You Have Questions, Contact Us For Answers

Need legal assistance or guidance? Do you have questions about a legal matter? Unsure if you even need legal representation? Whatever the problem you're facing, put your trust in our team at McDaniel, Richardson & Calhoun. Contact us today to get started.

Call our Little Rock, Arkansas, law office at 501-313-0461 or reach us via email by completing our online contact form. We routinely work with individuals, families and businesses in Pulaski County and others throughout Central Arkansas.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Contact Us For A Consultation

1020 W. Fourth St., Suite 410 Little Rock, AR 72201 Fax: 501-588-2104 Little Rock Law Office Map