When two spouses divorce, the court may order one spouse to pay the other spousal maintenance (sometimes called alimony). Whether you are seeking spousal support or you have been ordered to pay an unjust alimony, Willison Law, PC can help. Our Prescott spousal maintenance lawyer has years of experience handling a variety of family law matters. We understand that every situation is different and what works for one family may not work for another. Our team can help you understand your options and work to devise a plan tailored to your goals.
In order to qualify for spousal maintenance, you must meet certain criteria as laid out by the state of Arizona. Most importantly, the court must determine that one spouse has a substantial financial need and the other spouse has the ability to pay spousal maintenance.
When awarding spousal maintenance, the court will look at various factors, including but not limited to:
These are just some of the most common factors involved in determining spousal support—the factors involved in your unique situation will depend on the circumstances involved.
If you need assistance with spousal support—whether you are the asking or the paying spouse—our firm is prepared to provide you with sound legal counsel and strong representation throughout the process. While we strive to achieve agreeable settlements for our clients, we are prepared to take your case to court if necessary. In every case, our Prescott spousal maintenance lawyer will advocate for your rights throughout the process.
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