GMW lawyers can calculate the amount of alimony to be paid, an important part of any divorce. We specialize in drafting agreements, giving advice and conducting proceedings regarding alimony for an ex-partner and maintenance for children, often for clients in complex situations including as internationals, entrepreneurs, directors, main shareholders and with complex family situations.
The ex-partner’s obligation to provide maintenance
The starting point is that former partners do have to provide alimony for their children, but do not always have this obligation towards each other. It is only after a marriage or registered partnership has been dissolved that there is a legal obligation for the partner who earns most to pay the other partner alimony.
Whether alimony can or must be paid, depends amongst other things, on the needs of the recipient/partner entitled to alimony (what is needed for maintenance taking into account the standard of life during the marriage?), the earning capacity of that partner (what is his/her own income and/or can he/she earn an income him/herself?), and the capacity to pay of the partner who is obliged to provide alimony. If required, GMW advocaten can draw up a calculation of the alimony focusing on your situation.
The calculations for the children’s alimony and the partner’s alimony differ. Specialist expertise and experience are needed to draw up a good alimony calculation. GMW advocaten can makes this calculation.