Ensuring Just Spousal Maintenance Allocations
Spousal maintenance, also commonly referred to as alimony, is a payment that is made from one spouse to the other to assist them with their financial needs while adjusting to either 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 or because 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 attaining an advanced degree, or some other scenario.
Spousal maintenance is usually going to be a set amount that one spouse pays to the other for a period of time so that the receiving spouse can either complete an education or find a job or reenters the workforce over a prior of time. In some occurrences, the judge can and may order spousal maintenance for a significant period of time post-divorce and to assist in equalizing the division of assets and debts. There are many factors that need to be reviewed in order to determine the needs of your specific circumstance.
Whether you believe you are entitled to spousal maintenance, or your ex is requesting it, we will work with you to ensure a fair and equitable 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.