Ensuring Just Spousal Maintenance Allocations
Spousal maintenance or alimony are payments made from one spouse to the other to assist them with their financial needs. These payments help them adjust to a single income household or reentry into the workforce.
When a judge orders spousal maintenance, it may be because there is a large discrepancy in earnings. These higher earnings happen when one of the spouses gave up their career to stay home with the kids, which allowed the other to advance in their career. This could be through normal job advancement, through obtaining an advanced degree, or some other scenario.
Spousal maintenance is usually a set amount that one spouse pays to the other for a period of time.
The receiving spouse can:
- Complete an education
- Find a job
- Reenter the workforce over a period of time
Judge Ordered Alimony
The judge can order spousal maintenance for a significant period of time. This is often post-divorce and to assist in equalizing the division of assets and debts. There are many factors needing reviewed to determine the needs of your specific circumstance.
Do I Have to Pay Spousal Maintenance?
Whether you believe you are entitled to spousal maintenance, or your ex is requesting it, we will work with you to ensure a fair result. Of course, we will attempt to work with your soon-to-be ex and their attorney to come up with something everyone can agree on.
When it comes to spousal maintenance, every case is unique and will require a different approach. Contact us to discuss your options and see how to best proceed.