Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
Support for what? Disability is used in calculating child support. It may be used in calculating spousal support but that is a difficult topic in and of itself. The fact he is disable severely cuts down on assets you can get.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Law Office of James Lentz | James Lentz
If he is on SSD support is provided to the residential parent of children, which many times is more than child support ordered. Please contact the Social Security Administration and a local domestic relations attorney for further information.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Seattle Divorce Services | Michael V. Fancher
If his disability income is higher than your potential income, then he might still be ordered to pay spousal support. If there is a child, he would normally have a child support obligation based on his disability income, though at least if he is on Social Security disability, the child benefit based on his disability might cover that.
Answer Applies to: Washington
The Davies Law Firm, P.A. | Robert F. Davies, Esq.
yes, you can. I can explain it to you. I can help you with this. And I will tell you up front what it will cost to do this for you. Give me a call, make an appointment to come see me, and let's get moving on this for you. No charge for the telephone call and no charge for the first office visit.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
The correct question is not "can you", but "will you". His receipt of disability compensation does not, by itself, relieve him of any legal responsibility to provide family financial support. If you satisfy other requirements concerning need, you might be entitled to some spousal maintenance (alimony) if your husband has sufficient income to meet his own needs and still pay something to you. But, the overall circumstances (including the nature of his disability, the sources and amount of any disability compensation, your income and ability to work, and the availability of other income or resources) will determine whether or not a court will order any financial support to you in connection with a divorce action. The question requires a comparison of your reasonable needs versus his ability to pay and there are no simple rules that apply to answer that question.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Law Office Of Jody A. Miller | Jody A. Miller
Support is not based on whether your husband is on disability. It is based on a myriad of factors. The fact that your husband is on disability would not in and of itself mean that you cannot get support, but certainly if he is on disability and it's a low income that would be a factor the judge would consider. You need to discuss the details of your specific situation with an experienced family law attorney in order to determine the viability of a spousal support claim.
Answer Applies to: Georgia