Going through a divorce is never an easy thing to do, especially for those who have been married for several years. Many couples don’t sign a prenuptial agreement before being married, which can pose a lot of problems later on. However, this doesn’t mean that each person can’t hire a lawyer to try and get the results they desire. Many times, one partner is financially dependent upon the other and will try to seek an alimony payment for the rest of their life. If a couple was partnered for an extended period of time, then a judge usually sees it fit to order one of the people to make payments to the other for the rest of their life. This is because the financially dependent person has become accustomed to a certain lifestyle and will require money to continue living it.