Your financial stability after a divorce or separation may be one of your primary concerns entering a divorce or separation. Depending on the role each spouse has maintained during the marriage, one spouse may be obligated to pay to the other a monthly maintenance obligation. Maintenance can be either temporary or permanent depending on a person’s needs and circumstances. In determining an appropriate amount, the court will consider factors such as the standard of living established during the marriage, the duration of the marriage, the age of each party and the ability of each spouse to earn reasonable income on their own.
It may be difficult to understand how to best show your spouse or the court that you are entitled to maintenance. Our attorneys are here to help you through the process and help you stay on your feet financially during and after your divorce or separation. We will provide you with an analysis of your specific case and determine what amount of maintenance is proper. We will also be able to provide you guidance in determining if a larger distribution of the marital assets and property would be a better option for you in lieu of seeking monthly payments.
Finances, like children, can be the most important and litigated aspect of a divorce or separation. Put your concerns at ease and use our attorneys to achieve what is best for you.