Phoenix Spousal Support Lawyer, Spousal Maintenance Attorney and Alimony Attorney
At the Sirlin Law, we represent clients from throughout the Greater Phoenix Scottsdale, Phoenix and all jurisdictions of Arizona in the divorce-related matters of spousal support and modifications to support agreements and court orders. Sirlin Law has extensive experience with Spousal Maintenance.
About Spousal Support (Alimony)
The court may order monthly payments by one spouse to support the other spouse pending a divorce or legal separation. Formerly referred to as alimony, spousal support may continue after the conclusion of the divorce, depending on factors outlined in Arizona Revised Statutes, 25-319. Spousal support may be awarded in addition to any child support.
Either spouse may be ordered to pay spousal support to the other. For couples married less than ten years, it can be diffficult to obtain spousal maintenance, but it can be done, if the circumstances fit the law. In long-term marriages (more than 10 years or more), permanent alimony can be awarded (until the supported spouse’s death or remarriage), depending on the circumstances.
In awarding permanent spousal support, the judge must consider many factors, such as: each party’s income and earnings; earning capacity; age and health of the parties; obligations and assets of each party; duration of the marriage; needs of each party based on the standard of living established during the marriage; education, job skills or occupation of each party, etc.
Arizona Alimony Lawyer
For answers to your questions about temporary or permanent alimony and post-decree modifications to support agreements or court orders, call or contact a knowledgeable spousal support lawyer at the Offices of Sirlin Law today 602-561-8107 or email us at [sf_email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/sf_email] and schedule a free consultation in our Phoenix location.