Spousal support is also known as alimony but is legally known as maintenance in the State of Missouri. Spousal support can take many different forms and is determined by both the Family Law Courts and a predefined "formula". The factors used by the Court vary from state to state.
An experienced divorce attorney can help you determine which factors will be considered in a request for spousal support, if any. Typical factors may include:
- Length of the marriage
- Each party's financial disposition after property division
- Each party's age, health and physical condition
- Education and educational opportunities foregone
- Employment and foregone employment
- Skills and time necessary to become self sufficient
Spousal support can often be the most difficult type of support to obtain in a divorce because it directly impacts both parties. Understanding the state spousal support formula and any additional factors is crucial to spousal support.
With more than 30 years of experience, Divorce Attorney Mike Watkins can explain how the law applies to your specific situation. Contact us today to schedule a FREE Consultation and learn how we can help you achieve your desired outcome.