Queen Creek Spousal Support Attorneys Dedicated To Your Financial Stability
Spousal maintenance or support is usually one of the most contentious issues in a divorce, particularly if the marriage is of long duration and one spouse feels that he or she has sacrificed his or her career/earning capacity for the other spouse.
Spousal maintenance lacks the formulistic computation that child support enjoys. Instead, formulas have been replaced by numerous factors that judges may consider when determining first, if an award of spousal maintenance is justified and if so, the amount of the spousal maintenance and the duration of the maintenance. Those factors include:
- Length of the marriage
- Ability of one spouse to pay alimony
- Ability of the receiving spouse to be self-sufficient
- Contributions to the spouse’s education or career by the recipient spouse
- Assets sufficient enough for the receiving spouse to provide for his or her needs
- Age and health of the spouse seeking alimony
Because of the subjective and unpredictable nature of determining spousal maintenance, an experienced attorney can help you evaluate your unique situation and guide you through the prospects of a spousal maintenance award. Our Chandler divorce lawyers focus on your best interests and identify the unique issues involved in your case, specifically the financial impact of alimony.
At Terry J. Fong Law Group, our Arizona family law attorneys are skilled negotiators and experienced litigators. We will either successfully negotiate a resolution of a spousal maintenance matter or litigate the issue to conclusion.