As a Phoenix divorce lawyer
, I often get questions about alimony, which is called “spousal support” in Arizona. Spousal support or maintenance is the term for the payments you make or receive from your ex-spouse, which is treated separately from child support payments. How and when alimony is awarded can vary from case to case, but there are some general guidelines available to give you an idea of what to expect.
As a general rule, spousal support in Arizona is usually awarded in divorce cases where:
- The age of a spouse and the long duration of the marriage make it difficult for the spouse to support him or herself.
- One spouse paid educational costs that benefited the other spouse during the marriage.
- A spouse lacks the property or employment options to support him or herself.
However, there are other circumstances besides those listed that may warrant a spousal support order, and it will very much depend upon the specifics of your case.
If you are going through a divorce in Phoenix and have questions about spousal support, child support, child custody, or other legal concerns, speak with a skilled Phoenix divorce lawyer with Curry, Pearson & Wooten today. You can reach us at 1-888-929-5292 to schedule a completely free, no-pressure consultation to talk about your unique situation.
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