Scottsdale Spousal Maintenance Attorney
Spousal maintenance remains one of the most highly contested and litigated
issues in a divorce or legal separation in the state of Arizona. If you
believe you may be entitled to an award of spousal maintenance or your
spouse is seeking an award of spousal maintenance from you, Owens and
Perkins, P.C. encourages you to
contact us at once for a free 1/2 hour case assessment.
Schedule a free 1/2 hour case evaluation today to discuss your case.
Understanding Spousal Maintenance Laws in Arizona
Alimony, or spousal maintenance as it is referred to in Arizona, is the
monthly amount of money that one spouse may have to pay the other during
and after the divorce proceeding. Many details are involved when it comes
to awarding spousal maintenance.
Arizona Revised Statute § 25 - 319 establishes the factors that are
used to determine whether an individual is entitled to spousal maintenance.
Several statutory factors are considered when determining whether a spouse
is entitled to an award of spousal maintenance.
Some of the considerations that the court will make when deciding alimony
- Resources of the spouse seeking an award of spousal maintenance
- Employment status and employment history
- Earning ability
- Reasonable needs
- The spouses' income disparity
- Length of marriage
- Standard of living established during the marriage
Along with considering the statutory factors, the court will address additional
questions regarding alimony.
The court will need to make three decisions in regard to an award of spousal
- Is a spouse eligible to receive spousal maintenance?
- How much will the other spouse have to pay?
- For how long will the payments be required?
Legal Guidance from Our Scottsdale Lawyers
more than 130 years of combined experience handling a wide range of cases associated with family law and a range
of other legal matters. We can help you with every aspect of your divorce,
including spousal maintenance orders.
If you choose to work with our firm, you will be treated like family. We
are committed to helping our clients like a person, rather than just a
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