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Spousal Maintenance

Spousal maintenance (also called alimony or spousal support) can be ordered when one spouse has a real need and the other spouse has the ability to pay. Spousal maintenance can be awarded as part of temporary relief, prior to trial or the finalization of your case. The Court will consider the following factors when considering whether to award maintenance:

· Length of the marriage;

· Education level of the parties;

· Employment histories of the parties;

· Age of the parties;

· Physical and emotional condition of the parties;

· If the party is receiving child support; and

· The standard of living established during the marriage.

The Court will also consider the financial resources of the party seeking the maintenance as well as the ability of the spouse from whom maintenance is sought to meet his or her needs and financial obligation.

The divorce process can be emotionally difficult and complex. Decisions made about each step of the litigation can affect you for many years. We have years of experience helping our clients through the difficulty of divorce and can help you through the process. Contact us today at (253) 838 – 3377 or email at, to talk about your divorce.

Disclaimer: All materials provided on this website have been prepared by Bains Law Firm for general information purposes only and no representation is made as to their completeness or accuracy. Information on this website is not intended as legal advice, and may not be relied upon as such. Only an attorney who can review the unique facts of each case and apply them to the statutes, case law and court rules can provide legal advice. Nothing in this website shall be construed to create an attorney-client relationship.

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