Spousal Support — Maintenance — Alimony
When spouses divorce in Missouri, one or the other may be entitled to receive financial support from the other. This support, known as maintenance or alimony, can be ordered by a judge when one spouse lacks sufficient resources to meet their reasonable needs while the other spouse has the ability to provide financial support.
Maintenance may be one of the most important determinations made during a divorce or legal separation. Not only is one spouse taking stock of their own financial situation, they are also taking stock of their former partner’s — ensuring that each party is on relatively equal footing once the divorce is finalized. And because this determination on maintenance can affect your financial stability for years to come, it is extremely important to have sound legal advice along the way.
Making Sure You Get What You Need And Deserve
As an attorney with almost two decades of experience in the greater Kansas City area, I know what the maintenance laws are and how to use them to your advantage in divorce cases and legal separations. Talking to my clients one-on-one, getting to really know them and their concerns, helps me greatly in negotiating the best maintenance arrangement possible under the law.
Factors we can discuss to make sure you are getting a fair deal — and factors a court will use in awarding spousal support — include such items as:
- The financial status, age, and physical and emotional condition of the spouse seeking maintenance
- The duration of the marriage and the standard of living the parties grew accustomed to during the marriage
- Each spouse’s conduct during the marriage
- How long it would take the spouse seeking maintenance to get additional training or education to help them find adequate employment
Don’t Be Tricked Into A Bad Deal — Call A Lawyer Today
Contact me today to make sure the duration and amount of your maintenance are fair — don’t get less than you deserve or pay more than your equitable share. Call me at my Liberty, Missouri, office by dialing 816-832-2555 or fill out a contact form to reach me online.