Lump Sum Alimony

Rancho Cucamonga Lump Sum Alimony Attorney

What is Lump Sum Alimony?

Traditional alimony consists of multiple payments spaced out over several weeks, months or years; however long you and your ex-spouse (or judge) have agreed upon.

With approval from the courts as well as all parties involved, alimony can be paid in one lump sum rather than spaced out over a long period of time.

What are the Benefits of Lump Sum Alimony?

For Payor

Some of the reasons lump sum payments are more favorable are if the payor is concerned about missing a payment – something that comes with potentially serious consequences – or if they want to move past this part of their life and want to get rid of a monthly reminder that they used to be married. Missing payments can come with increasingly serious consequences, and if they happen frequently enough, may require a court order to ensure that they are made.

If the court holds them in contempt, they have the ability to take certain steps to compel your ex-spouse to make payments, including:

  • Imprisonment for a set period of time
  • Imprisonment until payments are completed
  • Liens on property
  • Seizure of property – like tax returns – in place of payment
  • Wage garnishments

For Payee

By receiving your alimony in one lump sum, you give yourself the ability to invest the funds and potentially see its value increase into the future. It can also alleviate concerns over your ex-spouse missing an alimony payment.

Downsides of Lump Sum Alimony

    One downside to receiving your alimony payments in a single lump sum is the potential tax consequences. You should consult with your attorney if you are deciding between receiving alimony through monthly payments or in one lump sum to ensure that you are making the best decision for your financial future.

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    Even if everything starts out simple and seemingly straightforward, divorce proceedings can quickly become contentious and complicated. No matter what happens, it’s always a good idea to hire a qualified divorce attorney to assist you throughout the whole process. At Family Law Advocacy Group, our Lawyers have been helping families secure a stable and financially sound future for almost 20 years.

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