Some factors which determine spousal maintenance is the length of your marriage, whether one spouse was supported by the marriage during schooling for a professional career, standard of living, lack of an ability of one spouse to support themselves without retraining, and many other factors.
Spousal maintenance, previously known as spousal support or alimony, can be temporary or permanent. The court will take into consideration the length of the marriage, the standard of living of the parties during the marriage, and the income potential of both parties in determining the length of time that the spousal maintenance will be ordered. Many times the Court will not order any spousal maintenance to a couple who have been only married for a few years and earn similar incomes. On the other hand, if the couple had been married for many years, the wife left her job to raise the party’s children, and then many years later get divorced, the Court could award spousal maintenance to the divorcing wife for a considerable amount of time. The Sampair Group can discuss your particular situation with you and let you know what may be reasonable in your situation.
The Sampair Group can walk you through process of requesting spousal maintenance in your divorce proceeding. If spousal maintenance is being requested in your divorce, the attorney’s at the Sampair Group will be able to present the matter before the Court in the most persuading manner possible. Let the experience of the Sampair Group work to get the best outcome possible.
About The Sampair Group
The Sampair Group serves clients throughout Maricopa County, with offices in Glendale, Phoenix, Peoria, and Mesa. They provide clients with legal counsel and representation in family law including cases of divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, spousal maintenance and much more. They are available for evening and weekends appoints. To learn more, please visit: www.sampair.com.